The chief suspect

Sep 1st, 2015

The chief suspect

I mentioned some time ago that something had stripped one of my apple trees. Well here is a picture of the potential culprit – a large red deer hind seems to have taken up semi-permanent residence in our garden. Down by the summerhouse the other day I had noticed a large pile of poo, yesterday she was grazing the front lawn, and then in the afternoon when I went out to feed the squirrels, there she was cropping away at the back.

Most of the deer are extremely skittish and will run off at the slightest sound, but she just started at me with a bunch of grass hanging out of her mouth. When I stepped outside she unhurriedly vanished off into the bracken.

I can’t prove she ate my apples beyond reasonable doubt – but she is the chief suspect nonetheless….

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