urban black tail deer buck garden Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest

Deer Take Over Garden

urban black tail deer tree garden Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

I was only away for a couple of months – – 3 at the most.

C had his hands’ full holding down the fort in my absence.  Aside from watering the plants in the courtyard, the garden was left alone…
or so I thought.

urban black tail deer tree garden Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Upon my return, the new crew that had taken over pruning, shearing & fertilizing, met me at the gate.   One even approached us boldly to say hello.

urban black tail deer tree garden Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

There were 2 does, at least 1 fawn, and a very large-looking buck.

A family business!
Operating gratis!!

urban black tail deer tree garden Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Feeling a bit ungrateful, I asked them to continue their duties elsewhere & give our blooms a rest.  The does were very polite, gracefully jogging to the next yard.  But the buck was much more grudging about it.  Perhaps that was because the kiddies were too scatter-brained in following mum’s example right away.  Following his crew, he walked slowly & purposefully away.
(Definitely the foreman.)

deer move in
photo by SVSeekins

Imagine what our cities would look like if humans were suddenly eradicated?  How quickly would they move into the house too?
🙂

-30-

P.S. The deer saga continues:

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5 thoughts on “Deer Take Over Garden”

  1. That’s a big buck … I’ve had my “run-ins” with deer lately. They have chased me, so be careful. I have to adjust my walk routine as they are becoming quite aggressive.

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