October 23, 2004

Bambi the Balrog Watch - Part Two

Now this is just plain bizarre. We have a bird feeder sitting on an iron post next to the back patio. (The post is about six feet tall and thin - about half an inch on a side.)

As I went out to investigate the rape of the hydrangea, I noticed that the top of the bird feeder post had been twisted down to within a foot or so of the ground and the feeder itself knocked off.

At first, I suspected the kids had been fooling with it. However, cross examination of them and Mom confirmed that they had not been in the yard this week. The only other explanation I can come up with is that some damned deer hoiked itself up on its hind legs and leaned against the thing trying to get at the seed. I know they come right up to the house because I sometimes find droppings and because they occassionally go after the whiskey barrel impatiens, but I've never seen this before.

Ai! Between the Wraith Rabbits and Bambi the Balrog, I'm really beginning to feel beseiged by the Shadow.

Posted by Robert at October 23, 2004 09:08 AM | TrackBack

What type of deer fencing? I know I helped the Smallholder put up his fencing, which is pretty effective (except that the deer have found a way in near the gate). I'll send him over this way and see if the farmer has advice for you.

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at October 23, 2004 01:46 PM
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