Oh deer, oh deer!
Thursday, October 22, 2020
I'd rather see these deer in the woods or farmers fields but unfortunately they have become suburbanized. The two grayer colored deer in my feed picture were born here this year on my street in the backyard of the "hoarder house". I may as well give them names as I recognize individuals.
The abandoned house has an in-ground pool which gives them a water source as well. Yes, they jump the fences but why bother when gates are left open? I've been subpoenaed for court in November about the abandoned house. I liked my former neighbors but the deer and kids using the house as a hangout have abused that like. The hoarder house is a different fight.
There are multiple houses/owners in my neighborhood which have fallen on hard times in the past several years. Nicely manicured lawns are next to homes totally blocked by overgrowth of vegetation. Some of the owners lived and died in these homes clearly not caring for them in their last years. A few were taken over by family members who did not have the means or will to spruce them up. Others have been abandoned in the financial crisis affecting fairly much everyone. It's a flipper's paradise. Sad.
Oh deer, oh well.
At least we've learned to ignore each other. The deer on my walk this morning did what deer do. They stayed still even though I discretely snapped their photos as I walked by less than 25 feet away and when I reached the end of my road, they still hadn't moved. Contrast that with last night's adventure. What you didn't see was the couple in the middle of the street at the end of my driveway who had stopped to have water while on their walk. Their backs were to the five deer who walked within 10 feet of them! Scary!