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Another Reason Not to Litter

deerThis image of a deer with a jack-o-lantern was published in the Tennessean (Nashville) this morning. Fortunately, the deer was noticed by people who reported it to the game warden. The wildlife officials were able to remove the jack-o-lantern from the young deer, who returned to the wild.

Wildlife spokesmen believed that the deer was trying to drink water from an abandoned jack-o-lantern and was trapped inside the plastic pumpkin.

During the Great American Clean Up, I have been posting images of litter that can be harmful to wildlife. Please protect the animals.

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Living on Borrowed Land

A neighbor approached me Sunday about why he no longer sees deer in his yard. According to him, when the privacy fence was constructed along the railroad tracks through the Riverwalk subdivision, deer were blocked from traveling to and from the river. Deer can jump over the picket fence along the property but can’t jump over the higher privacy fence.

He proposed that part of the privacy fence, not around houses, be removed. Then the deer could go back and forth to the river as they used to do. I suspect that the privacy fence was built for two reasons. One, as a barrier to railroad noises and two, to keep hoboes away from homeowners’ properties. I doubt the homeowners would agree to do this.

I know that I live on land formerly occupied by the American Indians. Often I feel guilty about that. My house is also on property that once housed a plantation with slaves. I’m glad that human slavery is no longer an issue in the United States. I also regret that I’m living on land that deer and other wildlife used.

Before the construction was completed, we had lots of wild blackberry plants in the area. I miss sampling the wild blackberries, and I’m sure the deer and rabbits also miss them.

I wish that the subdivisions of Boone Trace, Lexington Point and Riverwalk had been better constructed around the existing land. I wish that we were friendlier to wildlife.

While I hold a deed to the property around my hosue, I don’t really own it. I’m only borrowing it for a while.

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Deer Tracks in the Mud

Earlier this year, I left some deep tracks in some mud on an abandoned construction site.

Recently, I saw these tracks in mud and determined that a deer left them.

One thing I like about living where I do is that I see lots of wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, foxes, coyotes, skunks, raccoons and possums. We have found possums in our backyard. One night before we officially adopted our cat Christmas, we found a baby possum sharing her food on our front porch. It was the sweetest site. The husband unknowingly has closed the garage door with the cats unwillingly hosting a possum. Luckily no attacks occured. All seem to be quite perplexed, including the husband.

Let’s remember how dangerous trash can be to wildlife.

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And Because It’s the Anniversary of 9/11,

Here’s a photo of the deer I saw in the lake at Radnor last weekend. Let’s show the beauty of the earth:

The deer are in the lake eating duckweed.

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And Because It's the Anniversary of 9/11,

Here’s a photo of the deer I saw in the lake at Radnor last weekend. Let’s show the beauty of the earth:

The deer are in the lake eating duckweed.

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