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travis_farmer



had this pleasant surprise this morning. :D
they like the acorns from the Oak trees in the yard, so this isn't the first time seeing some, but it is still nice to watch them. :D

~Travis
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Budvar10

It's a pleasure to have a bit of nature in nearness.
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travis_farmer

yeah, some people, deep in a city, may not get this opportunity. i was just amazed the pictures came out, as it was kinda dark (no flash), and taken through a window.

~Travis
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ardly

I like it when somehow you just know you are being watched and when you look there are some deer looking at you wondering if you have seen them.

What is deers vision like. They are/were woodland creatures so do they go more by sound and smell than sight?
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

travis_farmer

i don't know what their vision is like. i have heard it is in the ultraviolet range (must be trippy ;) ), but really, i don't know. when i used to hunt (well, walk around in the woods...), i was told the blaze-orange color appeared the same as snow to them. must be a strange sight, before snow has fallen. ;)

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I like it when somehow you just know you are being watched and when you look there are some deer looking at you wondering if you have seen them.
lol, or when a deer catches you utilizing the "forest bathroom". :D

~Travis
My GitHub: https://github.com/travisfarmer?tab=repositories
My website is where i organize my thoughts and ideas. feel free to visit it (http://tjfserver.ddns.net/).
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ardly

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when i used to hunt
I am not a veggie but I have kind of grown respect for animals particularly wild ones. If the animal has manged to survive on it own I now don't feel I should intrude when I have easy access to such boundless food.

Although I like deer they are also vey destructive if they get into you yard, so I enjoy but discourage their visits with natural fencing.
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

travis_farmer

i used to hunt, but i never said i shot a deer. plenty of opportunity, but i found i preferred to just see them (don't tell my father ;) ).

about the only deer meat i like to eat is when it is made into a breakfast sausage. other than that, i prefer chicken or beef.

~Travis
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travis_farmer

the two deer are back, right now. too dark for pictures, but i can see them on my night-vision security camera watching the driveway and side yard. :D
despite being in-town, the deer love the acorns from the two large oak trees in the yard.

i just hope they don't get hit by a vehicle.  :o

~Travis
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ardly

There is a lot of wildlife that gets hit by vehicles. Deer are big enough to be dangerous if you hit them and they make use of roads because driveways provide easy access to the salad bars.

My roadkill score is very low but deer are a definite danger. In my experience they seem to be surprised and startled by a vehicle and can actually jump into the road giving you almost zero stopping distance. To try and solve the problem I fitted deer scarers. These are a pair of whistles you mount on the front of the vehicle. Air flow is supposed to make a sound.

The results are hightly  subjective, but I do think they work. I know the deer are are there because I can see their eyes shining but they seem less paniced and either hold their ground or run away not across the road. You would have thought that engine noise plus lights would provide plenty of warning but my (very subjective) opinion is that these things actually work. Maybe there is a market in Oz where roos are a problem?
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

travis_farmer

There is a lot of wildlife that gets hit by vehicles. Deer are big enough to be dangerous if you hit them and they make use of roads because driveways provide easy access to the salad bars.
i almost hit a moose while out on my motorcycle once. the dumb animal (and they are quite dumb) wandered along the side of the road, and i slowed way down, just in case. sure enough, it swung out into the road right in front of me. if i had not slowed down in anticipation, i most definitely would have hit it.

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My roadkill score is very low but deer are a definite danger. In my experience they seem to be surprised and startled by a vehicle and can actually jump into the road giving you almost zero stopping distance. To try and solve the problem I fitted deer scarers. These are a pair of whistles you mount on the front of the vehicle. Air flow is supposed to make a sound.
my roadkill score is also very low. two squirrel, a rabbit (white, in the snow), and a snake. the one that scared me the most was the snake. i was a fairly new driver, and i hit it on end. i won't go into gory details, but it went off like a gun. i thought i blew a tire.  :o

never tried the whistles, as a friend had them. i could hear them, and it drove me nuts.

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The results are hightly  subjective, but I do think they work. I know the deer are are there because I can see their eyes shining but they seem less paniced and either hold their ground or run away not across the road. You would have thought that engine noise plus lights would provide plenty of warning but my (very subjective) opinion is that these things actually work. Maybe there is a market in Oz where roos are a problem?
i think the key to them is to surprise the deer before you are right on top of them. it will give them a chance to react early on, rather than directly in front of you. if i see the eyes glowing in the distance, i tend to give a couple quick blasts of the horn. same basic result as the whistles.

~Travis
My GitHub: https://github.com/travisfarmer?tab=repositories
My website is where i organize my thoughts and ideas. feel free to visit it (http://tjfserver.ddns.net/).
Arduino Talk Radio: http://travisfarmer.caster.fm/ (if i am on-air)

ardly

i almost hit a moose while out on my motorcycle once. the dumb animal (and they are quite dumb) wandered along the side of the road, and i slowed way down, just in case. sure enough, it swung out into the road right in front of me. if i had not slowed down in anticipation, i most definitely would have hit it.

my roadkill score is also very low. two squirrel, a rabbit (white, in the snow), and a snake. the one that scared me the most was the snake. i was a fairly new driver, and i hit it on end. i won't go into gory details, but it went off like a gun. i thought i blew a tire.  :o

never tried the whistles, as a friend had them. i could hear them, and it drove me nuts.

i think the key to them is to surprise the deer before you are right on top of them. it will give them a chance to react early on, rather than directly in front of you. if i see the eyes glowing in the distance, i tend to give a couple quick blasts of the horn. same basic result as the whistles.

~Travis
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

travis_farmer

Speechless? or did the forum bug out on you? ;)

~Travis
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My website is where i organize my thoughts and ideas. feel free to visit it (http://tjfserver.ddns.net/).
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ardly

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Apr 17, 2018, 12:11 am Last Edit: Apr 17, 2018, 12:13 am by ardly
Speechless? or did the forum bug out on you? ;)

~Travis
I am not sure why there is a post of me quoting you but if I did why would you be speechless?

Snakes are interesting. On the one hand if I see one without warning I will without thinking jump back, other hand I can have a cobra put next to me and am quite calm.
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

travis_farmer

I am not sure why there is a post of me quoting you but if I did why would you be speechless?
i meant that the post with just a reply was you being speechless. it was a bit of humor ;)

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Snakes are interesting. On the one hand if I see one without warning I will without thinking jump bach, other hand I can cave a cobra put next to me and am quite calm.

in my area, there are no deadly snakes, aside from exotic pets (that are now mostly illegal). sure, if one jumps out of a rock wall, right in my face, i will likely need a change of clothes. but if i know it is there, i have no fear, and find them interesting to watch.

~Travis
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My website is where i organize my thoughts and ideas. feel free to visit it (http://tjfserver.ddns.net/).
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ardly

.... in my area, there are no deadly snakes..... if one jumps out of a rock wall, right in my face, i will likely need a change of clothes

Yes but what is interesing is have you ever really, suddeny, seen a snake?
My experience is that you don't need a change of clothes but even though in your area there are no dangerous snakes you will BEFORE you have even realised you have seen a snake jump back. There is no thought or recognition involved,

Why, how is that possible?
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

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