Our cat has a pet deer

Ivan Seeking

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I caught the cat and resident deer playing in Tsu's garden this morning. And to think that all of this time Tsu has blamed the cats for tearing up the garden. :rolleyes: The deer was hopping around like a kitten, with our Bun kitty hot in pursuit. :rofl: Last year the cats brought skunks into the house...

The deer often sleeps just 30 feet from the house now, under Tsu's Ocean Spray plant. :cool: We're hoping for babies.
 

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:bugeye: :bugeye: :rofl: Your cat must be so clever!
 
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Lisa! said:
:bugeye: :bugeye: :rofl: Your cat must be so clever!
or very confused
 

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zanazzi78 said:
or very confused
Just think, next year deercats or catdeers :surprised
 

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Ivan Seeking said:
The deer often sleeps just 30 feet from the house now, under Tsu's Ocean Spray plant. :cool: We're hoping for babies.

Little baby Tsu Seekings, or baby deercats?
 
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Hitssquad has a pet too?
 
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No, that's a Lyme tick.
 

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hitssquad said:
No, that's a Lyme tick.
Looks like the one that bit BicycleTree.
 
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aww and cat and a deer having babies!


Young deers are cute, if they come in contact with another creature who dosen't want to eat them, they will play. Just think of Bambi, whith Thumper and Flower..
 

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Just think of Bambi, whith Thumper and Flower..

and a nice bottle of chianti..mmmmmmm!
 

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hitssquad said:
No, that's a Lyme tick.
Even though it's called a deer tick, Lyme disease is spread more from deer mice than from deer.

But they won't be liking those baby deer so much when Tsu finds them eating everything in the garden down to bare twigs! :surprised

Venison anyone?
 
I was a bit worried... I thought you maybe meant the .. other deer. :yuck:
 

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Ivan Seeking

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Moonbear said:
But they won't be liking those baby deer so much when Tsu finds them eating everything in the garden down to bare twigs!
By now Tsu is usually harvesting a bouquet of roses a day, but there's nothing but stumps out there. :rofl: I think she would gladly sacrifice her entire garden for a couple of fawns. But today I noticed the buds for antlers on this one. Do the females get little antlers or is this definitively a male? We had two but one disappeared. It may have been this one's mother...? It must be too young to have taken a mate.
 

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Ivan Seeking said:
By now Tsu is usually harvesting a bouquet of roses a day, but there's nothing but stumps out there. :rofl: I think she would gladly sacrifice her entire garden for a couple of fawns. But today I noticed the buds for antlers on this one. Do the females get little antlers or is this definitively a male? We had two but one disappeared. It may have been this one's mother...? It must be too young to have taken a mate.
Only the males get antlers...usually. In the captive herd I worked with, one of the females developed little horn buds for some reason, but they never developed more than that. This is the right time of year for them to start developing antlers and it's too soon for them to be mating...that's a few months away still. It's possible this one is a yearling and the other one with him was his mother. By now, the fawns should have mostly lost their spots, so other than size, it would be hard to tell the adults from juveniles (the juveniles/yearlings would still be a bit smaller this time of year).

You'll have to wait until spring for fawns, and they stay in hiding while very young (at least until the farmers plow the fields and find them and call Fish Game and Wildlife to come get the "abandoned" fawns). They are so cute at that age! :smile:
 

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Could you please post a photo of them here or in caption competetion thread?
 

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I DO have some pictures!!!!11111 I will post them for you as soon as I get home from work. OK? :smile:
 

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Thank you very much. :smile: Very nice of you.
 
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First year males are called button bucks. Even tho they are small, when mateing season comes, they can become dangerous. They will fight just about anything, trees, garden statues, cars and you.
They are still with the female herd, but are being encouraged to go there seperate way. They spend more and more time on there own.
 

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OK!! HERE WE GO!! :biggrin: :biggrin:

This is a close up of one in my newest garden that I will be planting...
http://hosted.yourimg.com/05/217/02/DSC00280a.jpg



This is both of them down by the creek (just down a little hill from our house)...
http://hosted.yourimg.com/05/217/02/DSC00293a.jpg



Here they are hanging out by my pile of Hemlock bark dust. The other one is behind the pile -- you can just see it's ear sticking out above the pile on the left. That's Ivan's office in the background. :approve:
http://hosted.yourimg.com/05/217/02/DSC00299a.jpg



And here he (?) is hanging out in my Ocean Spray shrub. He hangs out with me while I'm in my garden. Except... I want it to be a SHE! I want some baby deer to play with in the spring. :cry: :smile:
http://hosted.yourimg.com/05/217/03/DSC00406A.jpg
 
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Neat... :smile:
 

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Wow!very nice pictures. Thank you very very much. :smile:
 

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Lisa! said:
Could you please post a photo of them here or in caption competetion thread?
Very nice pics, Tsu. Here's another one.

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Oh man, I hope she doesn't find my other carrot!
 
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Such sweet deeries! I would give up..well at least part of my garden for them too.
 

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