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CrossRoads

Instinct, it's a survival thing in our genes.

Watch out for deer ticks.
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travis_farmer

Watch out for deer ticks.
i always do. :D

i have gotten some dog ticks before. not sure that i have ever gotten a deer tick on me.

~Travis
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ChrisTenone

Are deer ticks the ones that carry Lyme? I had a friend who got that, and it took him 3 years to recover.
Wubba lubba dub dub!

travis_farmer

yes, they are a carrier of Lyme.

~Travis
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ardly

Instinct, it's a survival thing in our genes.

Watch out for deer ticks.
I suppose it must be genes but I am surprised it is so hardwired. Snakes really could  not have posed a serious threat to my ancestors for millennia. Yet a snake appears and there is no OMG  "that's a snake" moment there was absolutely no concious recognition or decision involved my body, of its own accord, just leapt back.

The closest experience I can relate it to is when you knock a glass off a counter. Without thinking or even really realising you have knocked something over you just reach out and catch it - sometimes :-)

The deer do carry and spread ticks and I get bitten every year, that is another reason I try to discourage them. The problem with Lymes disease is that it is easy to treat if you catch it early but you may not know you even have it.
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

Boardburner2



had this pleasant surprise this morning. :D

~Travis
Hope he was in you freezer by the afternoon.  >:(  >:(

travis_farmer

Hope he was in you freezer by the afternoon.  >:(  >:(
rather confused by the combination of what you said, and the angry smilies...  :smiley-confuse:

it wasn't in my freezer, and returned again at some point today, judging by the tracks in the mud that were not there this morning.

~Travis
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Boardburner2

rather confused by the combination of what you said, and the angry smilies...  :smiley-confuse:

it wasn't in my freezer, and returned again at some point today, judging by the tracks in the mud that were not there this morning.

~Travis
Finger trouble

Qdeathstar

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Apr 20, 2018, 01:49 pm Last Edit: Apr 20, 2018, 01:50 pm by Qdeathstar
Boardburner was suggesting you take some knives and take it to bits and store it in your freezer neatly as to make steaks. I agree. Kill the deer.
A creaking creeping shadow
stiff against the freezing fog
glares at a tickless watch.

Time has failed him -- all things shall pass.

travis_farmer

kind of violent...  :o  :o  :o

~Travis
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Boardburner2

It is not often that three months of Sunday dinner walks into my back yard around here, :)

Best i can manage would be cats or grey squirrels , neither are best eating.
I like venison but it is rarely available.

ardly

It is not often that three months of Sunday dinner walks into my back yard around here, :)

Best i can manage would be cats or grey squirrels , neither are best eating.
I like venison but it is rarely available.
You kill the cats? Squirrels make a good stew but there are an awful lot of bones.  Tell me though if you found the deer and you were not sure how long it had been dead or why, what would you do?
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

Boardburner2

I would not eat any of them.
With Deer you are supposed to gralloch them within 20 minutes to prevent contamination iu am told.
Not that i hunt though i get venison from a specialist butchers when i can afford it.

travis_farmer

I would not eat any of them.
With Deer you are supposed to gralloch them within 20 minutes to prevent contamination iu am told.
Not that i hunt though i get venison from a specialist butchers when i can afford it.
what is "gralloch"? (never mind, googled it)

but yes, it must be done fairly soon after the deer is dead.
but once that is done, the body must be drained and allowed to cool. my father generally hangs his for about a week, then takes it to the butcher.

as for the seer in the yard, it is not the correct season to "harvest" a deer legally, so we just enjoy watching them. and now they they have eaten all the acorns, they seem to have returned to the woods. still seems odd to see them in town.

~Travis
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Boardburner2

. still seems odd to see them in town.

~Travis
I live in London .

Strangely a couple of years back Deer were observed noshing grass in a north London park in the early hours.
They wandered off in the early hours before the commuters got up.

Foxes are not so shy these days and can be seen even in daylight.
They use railway cuttings as their motorways to navigate between the areas they have learned the refuse collection days.

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