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Our Fawn with the Broken Leg …

… [I wrote about it a few days ago here] is finally out of its misery and pain. Late Friday afternoon we found it dead under a cedar tree in our back yard. That morning I had talked with one … Continue reading

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… it can be sad to have deer in the yard. For more than a week now, ever since we returned from our trip, we have had a crippled fawn in our backyard. One of her hind legs is broken, and she just manages to hobble around, with the lower part of the legs just dangling. It’s such a sad sight. Today I went to our vet, to ask what can be done, and she told me that I need to contact our county’s game warden. Either he would come by and shoot the poor animal outright, or give her [our vet] permission to come by, anaesthetize the deer with a dart gun, examine it and decide if something can be done or if it will have to be put down anyway. A very difficult decision for us! Well, tonight we haven’t reached a conclusion yet, but tomorrow we’ll have to come to one, I think, to prevent unnecessary pain for that poor creature – one way or the other.

Manchmal …

… kann es schon ganz schön hart sein, Rehe im Garten zu haben. Für mehr als eine Woche, seit wir von unserer Reise zurück sind, haben wir nämlich ein verkrüppeltes Kitz im Garten. Eines seiner Hinterbeine ist ganz offensichtlich gebrochen, und es humpelt auf drei Beinen herum, manchmal, aber ganz selten, auch das kranke Bein aufsetzend. Aber stehen kannn es darauf nicht. Der untere Teil dieses Beins baumelt lose. So ein trauriger Anblick! Heute war ich dann bei unserer Tierärztin, um zu fragen, ob man da etwas machen kann, und sie sagte mir, ich müsse unseren örtlichen Wildhüter kontaktieren. Der käme dann entweder vorbei, um das Kitz abzuschießen, oder er könnte ihr die Erlaubnis geben, vorbeizukommen, das Kitz mit einem Betäubungsgewehr zu anästhesieren und zu untersuchen, ob man etwas tun könne, oder es dann letztendlich doch eingeschläfert werden müsse. Eine ganz schön schwierige Entscheidung für uns. Heute haben wir noch keine getroffen. Wir wollen erst noch darüber schlafen. Aber morgen sollten wir uns schon darüber klar werden, um dem armen Tier unnötiges Leid zu ersparen – auf die eine oder andere Weise.

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Largest Deer Herd So Far

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Yesterday afternoon we had the largest herd of white-tailed deer in our yard so far. This pictures shows 19, if I counted correctly, and we had more on other parts of the property, including two bucks. So I guess we … Continue reading

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Deer Feed

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That’s what we call this beautiful plant, … Rehfutter So nennen wir diese wunderschöne Pflanze, … … just for now at least, because we still have to find the proper name and because the deer like it very much. It’s … Continue reading

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More Deer Videos

With the deer and their fawns being here in our garden every day, I’ve taken quite a few videos recently, which I’d like to share here. Mehr Rehvideos Da die Rehe und ihre Kitze nun jeden Tag hier in unserem … Continue reading

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Deer Or Kangaroos?

Sometime, “our” deer envy each other their food, and then they fight, even on their hind legs and pawing at each other. The they look more like kangaroos than like deer.

Rehe oder Kängurus?

Manchmal neiden “unsere” Rehe sich gegenseitig ihr Futter, und dann kämpfen sie, sogar aufgerichet auf ihren Hinterbeinen, und boxen aufeinander ein. Dann sehen sie eher wie Kängurus aus als wie Rehe.

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Deer Fighting for Food

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Fawn Frolicking in Our Backyard

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It’s been a while, actually close to a month, since we saw our first fawn of the year here around the house. At that time it was a very young one. It was only yesterday that we had some more. … Continue reading

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Our First Fawn of the Year

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Just a few minutes ago, I saw a deer right in front of our office window, and when I got up to have a closer look, guess what was there, too: a very young fawn, still a tad insecure on … Continue reading

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Under a Texas Sky

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Today, shortly before noon, a group of Hereford cattle were resting under the oaks on the LBJ Ranch.

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Well, not quite. It was raining one cat only. Yesterday morning, while we had a slight rainfall, more of just a drizzle, actually, Savannah had got up onto our roof and in trying to get down slipped on the metal … Continue reading