Thursday, 14 June 2007

Deer me!

I just gotta tell this to everyone! Its busting out of me! I just gotta tell it to anyone who will listen!!

Daddy was on a long walk today- right around the boundary of the whole farm. He is putting together an evaluation of all the fences, and getting prices on new materials to replace\repair it all.
It is quire common to see feral rabbits, kangaroos, the odd possum or fox. Wombats are everywhere and are actually quite a problem here.
But, when waltzing thru the bushy area right on the back paddock, he bumped into a deer!! Incredible!! Its unheard of in this part of Victoria. He said that at first he thought it was a cow, because it was very big and brown, and the neighbours cattle often come thru the fences. Then it saw daddy, and ran away very fast.

This is the bit I really like, daddy is soooo brave and macho. (ahem) He got his, um, 'camera', in order to, 'take a photo', of it. It was of course a long way off by now, into the forest. But daddy is a seasoned bush-man and a good tracker. He found its trail, and started to track her. (its a 'her', it had only snubs for horns) He said it was quite hard, because the tracks are similar to other animals that roam the same grounds. But deer tread their left and right hoof's very close together. He tracked it for 2 hours, but had to leave her to be, it was getting dark and he knew I was getting hungry back home...

brrrrr...

8 comments:

Daisy said...

WOWIE! Be very very careful, because as you may or may not know, deer are very VISHUS! You would be safer if you would get some of Rocky and Mao's Vishus Deer Reppelunt.

You sure do have some interesting animals where you live. I have alligators here. Well, not actually in my house.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Ack! They're after you! Your man should be extra careful. Vishus Deer love to eat juicy cats. I cant' believe how brave he was to track it. He is lucky it didn't get him!
You need some of Rocky and Mao's Vishus Deer Reppelunt.

jcfloresinc said...

Your Dad had a great adventure and we are so glad he is okay. We've never seen a deer. Daisy and Mr. Hendrix seem to think they are mean and Vishus and they are our friends so, we will take their words on it. Be safe out there on the farm.
Samantha & Tigger

Hot(M)BC said...

Wow! Tell yer daddie to be furry careful out there! We's furry glad the vishus deer didn't get him!
Purrrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

We haven't ever seen deer here either but our Lady has, even in our own front yard! We're glad that your dad is being very careful!

Purrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Pablo said...

Whoa. Vishus deer in Victoria! Be careful when you roam around the farm, Ax-man!

Axel and Manny said...

hey everyone-
yeah i told daddy he shouldve taken me along- i can be a real tiger if i have too. i would have kept him safe, AND caught the deer too!
i had no idea deer were such a problem in the states, i'll take all your advice thanx

brrrrr

The Meezers said...

oh no, vishus deer! wow!