The deer are becoming a nuisance that is.
They are sleeping in the field behind our house most nights and visiting our yard throughout the day, usually in the morning or evening. There are over a dozen of them hanging around.
Saturday morning after a fresh snowfall.
You see. They have found some luscious cedar trees to dine on.
You may notice the nicely 'trimmed' cedar above.
They haven't found the 3 right beside the deck not 10 feet from where this one is standing....yet.
This is the damage they do. Eating the green as far as they can reach all around the tree. This tree is about 15 feet high.
Imagine what they'll do to my hostas and other plants when
they start growing!!
The guy on the bottom right was having supper on the cedar behind him. I opened the back door and snapped some pictures and he looked at me. Finally I said "Git outta here!" and he and his 3 friends high tailed it out of there. I'm not sure if they are male or female. I don't see antlers so most likely they're all gals.
I'm going to borrow my son's dog to leave his scent around the yard and on the trees to see if that will deter them. I might brush old Marshall and bring some of his hair up to spread around too.
We haven't had any deer in our yard in 36 years of living here.
I don't know why they like it so much now. Last fall was the first time I saw evidence they had been in the yard when I found one Hosta half gone.
Do you have a deer problem in your yard? How do you cope with it. I know there are products one can buy to spray on trees, shrubs and plants but I'll wait to see if they move on first before I try that.
In the meantime, if I happen to see them in our yard or near it I will go out and holler at them "Git outta here!!".
Have a great day!