Sunday, June 15, 2008
A New Type of Deer Deterrent
Pesky deer eating your plants?
Are you tired of waking in the morning to find your beautiful
< insert treasured plant, vegetable, or fruit bush here > devoured?
Are you anxious to reduce the damage caused these ravenous beasts?
I've found that six donkeys seem to work wonders:
Unfortunately, my trigger finger on my camera wasn't quick enough to catch the deer initially bounding through the pasture in front of the donks, but I did catch him - for a split second - going through our gate at the bottom of the hill as the donkeys started to sound off and went after him. I'm hoping you can see him at the bottom of the hill despite the graininess of the YouTube video.
The donkeys were so upset by this intruder on "their" property, it cracked me up! I definitely saw first hand why they have acquired the reputation for being great livestock protectors.