Deer in Garden

June 27, 2011


Well, well. This will take care of the weeds in the garden.


I came right up to the thing, about 3 feet away. It’s a young buck, can you see his stubby antlers? He kept rubbing them on his leg. When I tried to touch him, he jumped out of the garden and wandered around the backyard for a while.

The deer here are incredibly tame. He sat in the grass, swishing flies from his tail and munched on my lawn.

Later, I was sitting in the screened gazebo with Livvy when the deer came around again. My other cat, Fuzzy, was with us, too. Fuzzy was oblivious to the deer, because he was facing Livvy with his back to the deer. The deer spotted Fuzzy and for some crazy reason, started to approach him quietly. It looked like the deer wanted to play with Fuzzy! Slowly, slowly, the deer gingerly crept closer to Fuzzy. Livvy and I watched, spellbound, from only about 3 or 4 feet from them.

Suddenly, Fuzzy turned around and saw the deer. BOING!!! His tail exploded into a bushy rod and he sprinted for the basement doors (where he sleeps). The deer snorted several times and chased after Fuzzy!!! It was pretty wild! I’d never heard a deer snort, and I don’t think Fuzzy had, either. Fuzzy peeped his little head up from the basement steps as if to ask, “Is the coast clear?” The deer stared after him, wondering why the pretty kitty didn’t want to come out and play. It was a “Bambi and Thumper” moment. LOL.


Well, the deer eventually gave up and wandered back into the garden to eat more weeds.

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4 Responses to “Deer in Garden”

  1. Karen and Gerard Says:

    I never knew a deer would be interested in chasing a cat! Poor Fuzzy!! Our deer at the park are very brave too and we can get very close to them.

  2. Marg Says:

    That is a big deer for such a young one. Smart cat to run from the deer. Those deer can really hurt you. I have heard stories where people have been killed by them but I think it was the breeding season. But it is a pretty deer. Good story.

  3. Secondary Roads Says:

    That’s quite the story! Deer around here are not that friendly. People will shoot at them in this neighborhood. They are frequent visitors on our lawn.

  4. Mrs. Mecomber Says:

    The deer around here are something else, I tell you. They act like they OWN the town. And I guess the Government lets them, because we lowly peon property owners are forbidden to mess with them except for a few weeks of the year….