Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

September 7, 2010

Pesky Critters!

Now, if you will look closely at the water canon in the background, you can see that it is not going off. Why? 'Cause she has learned that if she sneaks in the back way, she can fool it and can eat munchy lettuce , beet tops etc.

I watched her come into the horse paddock with her fawn in order to get at the salt lick. Then both of them disappeared. I figured that she might try this, so i grabbed the camera and waited her out. Sure enough, into the garden she went, but not far enough to set the photo eye and subsequent jet of water off. Who says that deer can't learn.

Here she is teaching the fawn about survival in an acreage setting. The little guy was pretty cautious about getting into the garden, but I am sure he was taking notes for next year.

My dog and the neighbour's dogs looked at them and ignored same. These dogs know they can't catch a deer, so why try?

I hope that I am out when they come back next, as I set the photoeye to maximum scan!

Next I will be getting out my Elmer Fudd hat!





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3 comments:

Melodie said...

I hope you post a picture of yourself in the Elmer Fudd hat!

Karen said...

I never knew they could be that smart. You must have some yummy food growing there!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Those deer are smarter than most of my redneck cousins. I think Elmer Fudd might even be a distant cousin? I believe there were some Fudds on Mrs. Geezer's side of the family?