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Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:03 pm
by TCRanch
So this was yesterday's drama. Heard this poor little fawn bawling, mama snorting & one of the dogs barking. It had somehow got all tangled up in some old, down fence in the woods behind the house. Naturally there's a ton of poison ivy down there. Grabbed the fence cutters & eventually got it out. Pretty wobbly at first but after a while took off & hopefully reunited with its mama. So far neither of us are suffering from the ivy although last night I jolted awake, sure I heard it still bawling & convinced mama rejected it. Took a moment to realize it was Hubby's nose whistling - not quite a full blown snore. :roll:
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Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:08 pm
by Bright Raven
Congratulations

I almost hit one yesterday when mowing pasture.

Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:12 pm
by greybeard
TCRanch wrote:So this was yesterday's drama. Heard this poor little fawn bawling, mama snorting & one of the dogs barking. It had somehow got all tangled up in some old, down fence in the woods behind the house. Naturally there's a ton of poison ivy down there. Grabbed the fence cutters & eventually got it out. Pretty wobbly at first but after a while took off & hopefully reunited with its mama. So far neither of us are suffering from the ivy although last night I jolted awake, sure I heard it still bawling & convinced mama rejected it. Took a moment to realize it was Hubby's nose whistling - not quite a full blown snore. :roll:
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The skeleton of one about that size or just a bit older is still hanging on one of my fences from last year sometime..

Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:16 pm
by TCRanch
Bright Raven wrote:Congratulations

I almost hit one yesterday when mowing pasture.

Rhetorical question but WHY do they bed 'em down in pastures/fields instead of woods? :bang:

Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:40 pm
by wbvs58
It really got in a tangle, good job TC.

Ken

Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:24 pm
by callmefence
TCRanch wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Congratulations

I almost hit one yesterday when mowing pasture.

Rhetorical question but WHY do they bed 'em down in pastures/fields instead of woods? :bang:

coyotes...weve got several that bed their fawns up by the house. I'm having problems posting pics. I sent one to farm fence the other day . maybe he will put it up. it started with one and over the years I think the fawns have grown up and picked up the same habit.. I'm sure its because they know they are safe there.

Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:14 pm
by greybeard
callmefence wrote:
TCRanch wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Congratulations

I almost hit one yesterday when mowing pasture.

Rhetorical question but WHY do they bed 'em down in pastures/fields instead of woods? :bang:

coyotes...weve got several that bed their fawns up by the house. I'm having problems posting pics. I sent one to farm fence the other day . maybe he will put it up. it started with one and over the years I think the fawns have grown up and picked up the same habit.. I'm sure its because they know they are safe there.


I don't know about your area, but around here, the skeeters, deer flies and horse flies are so bad in the woods nothing wants to stay there very long, including me.

Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:07 am
by TCRanch
greybeard wrote:
callmefence wrote:
TCRanch wrote:Rhetorical question but WHY do they bed 'em down in pastures/fields instead of woods? :bang:

coyotes...weve got several that bed their fawns up by the house. I'm having problems posting pics. I sent one to farm fence the other day . maybe he will put it up. it started with one and over the years I think the fawns have grown up and picked up the same habit.. I'm sure its because they know they are safe there.


I don't know about your area, but around here, the skeeters, deer flies and horse flies are so bad in the woods nothing wants to stay there very long, including me.

True. And ticks!

Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:38 pm
by TCRanch
And today's drama. Fourth time we've had to rescue one of the neighbors' goats. There's a reason why they make cattle panels & GOAT/sheep panels. :roll:
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Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:01 pm
by Nesikep
Yep, page wire is deadly to sheep and goats.. calves too probably

Last year my orphan had a dumb moment
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Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:59 pm
by TCRanch
Nesikep wrote:Yep, page wire is deadly to sheep and goats.. calves too probably

Last year my orphan had a dumb moment
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Aww, how'd you get him out? Just push him back through?

Re: Awwww, Bambi.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:09 pm
by Nesikep
yup.. there was a little more spread near the top so held his head high.. glad i saw him because at 95F that could have been bad for him