We've had a lot of deer on our property lately. They like to come and graze on the new shoots that are just coming up in our little hay field. We regularly see groups of 5-7 of them chomping away like cows on pasture.
A few have even been jumping the fence surrounding the pond and poultry yard. They come right up to the front of the chicken house where they snarf up any leftover grain on the ground.
We had been casually glancing out at the deer off and on yesterday when about 3 o'clock I looked out to discover the whole section of fence along the west side of the pond missing. Well, it wasn't missing but rather lying flat on the ground.
One of the deer must have jumped the fence going out of the poultry pasture, misjudged its height and got tangled in it. I don't think the webbed fencing could have hurt the deer at all (it's very soft and pliable and not electrified) but it probably gave him a little scare when he went splat down on his chin and had a couple of feet/legs tangled up.
Hubby went out and didn't have much trouble at all (ground wasn't frozen) putting the fencing back up.
I wanted to get a shot of the fencing lying down but the Homestead Handyman was too fast for me and had just about finished the repair job by the time I got situated with my camera.
So far today, no deer have been spotted in the poultry yard. Do ya think the one who had the fight with the fence told all of his friends and family of his hair-raising, awful, terrible, very bad experience?
6 hours ago