Re: [Friends of Deer] where do they go when it's 20 below?
- Hi Impster,
It's been a really rough winter here in NJ and the deer show it. Quite
a few very small fawns that don't grow. Yesterday, I saw a really boney
doe. Putting out 100 lbs of corn a week. But it doesn't go far with 2
dozen deer looking to eat twice a day. Supplemented the corn with
fresh-baked Italian bread from my kitchen and reduced-priced ripe food
that I get from the supermarket. Been looking the other way while they
eat their way through my shrubs. If only the neighbors could help out a
little by throwing out stale bread or ripe fruit, but they don't. How
can people just ignore these poor creatures that have been so misplaced
by urban sprawl. Sometimes I think the animals have more heart than
most of us.
Imp Ster wrote:
> across the snow-covered frozen landscape run the tracks of deer.ADVERTISEMENT
> where do they go when it's 20 below?
> squirrels have nests and groundhogs have dens.
> goats and horses (usually) have at least a drafty barn to break the
> chill wind.
> but who cares for the deer?
> and when the chilly rain soaks their coat, does anybody rub them dry
> with a warm blanket and feed them warm mash?
> all they can do is keep moving, keep moving.
> to stop and rest is to freeze solid in a matter of minutes.
> cant feed nor shelter em, its against the "Law".
> but mooks and other "sportsmen" can raise killer dogs all year long.
> and when the killer dogs get loose and kill some child on a
> playground, its a small fine and a slap on the "human" wrist.
> but feed or shelter a deer without a federal permit and its serious
> jail time, jack.
> welcome to Amerika, where ghouls rule.
> and the only earth that the meek inherit is the earth of the landfill.
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