Apr 10-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: April: Apr 10-08
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Photos by Robert C. Wetton
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Photos by Robert C. Wetton

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 07:00 am:

When these deer photos arrived from Robert C. Wetton, my first thought was that they were taken somewhere in the Eagle River area, but then I read his note. They're gathered right in his own backyard. RCW says they've been blessed with a mess of deer again this year, sometimes up to 18. Of course he admits that they've been feeding them since the beginning of the year too, so that helps to keep them coming back. By the looks of that second shot, RCW wasn't getting the food out there quick enough for that guy, so he decided to just help himself to what is normally put out for the birds to dine on. What a great scene to have occurring in your backyard on a daily basis. In my opinion, it sure beats television and video games any day!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 07:06 am:

What beautiful creatures! I know they are hazards to automobiles sometimes, but they sure are a pretty sight to behold. Good morning everyone.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 07:31 am:

Those deer are so great to watch. I envy RCW!!

Mary, don't say what you said about TV and video games to the young people in our crowd. They haven't realized yet how much more exciting it is to view things like wildlife in your back yard. My son would tell me "Big deal"!!!! And yes, it is a big deal.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 08:03 am:

I always knew that birds evolved from deer. (What?)

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 08:30 am:

What area does Robert live in?

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 08:37 am:

I could sit back and watch that for a while. I'm doing pretty good getting my kids outside, they do enjoy that more when the weather is good and love camping.

By David S. (Yooperdfs) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 08:56 am:

Wow, 18, now that's a bunch. My wife and I have a summer home just outside of Calumet and we were thrilled to have counted 5 deer at once in our backyard last November (plus 3 across the street). That event had me wondering if the 'sleigh' had crashed and the result was all those guys wandering around our neighborhood, out of work.

By Emily Alfson (Emily) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 09:17 am:

I think maybe the automobiles are bigger hazards to the deer!

By RCW (Rcw) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 09:26 am:

Well, we live in the suburbs of $ Bay with about 6 acrea's of mostly pines etc. Some other people nearby help feed the deer also. Their not coming now quite as often.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 12:00 pm:

The deer are sure a wonderous and interesting creature to observe from a distance. Very pretty also, BUT! They are getting so thick in this area that they are a safety problem at all hours of the day. It is nothing to see 10-15, 30, 75, or even a herd of 100 at one time. They cause great damage to the farmers crops. The turkeys do a lot of damage also. you can't drive 3-4 miles without seeing at least one flock of them. They relish the soybeans and corn kernels that the farmers so generously put out for them every spring! I take care of a cemetery that has woods on two sides of it and a creek on the third side. Every spring when I dress the winter burial sites and plant grass seed with straw on it, they seem to know, like a seagull, that you have done it and they come in and scratch in the straw and eat the seed. They don't even say thanks! I have a golf cart I use in the cemetery and when I am on it I can get within 20-30 feet of them. Like the deer, they are a very interesting creature to watch. I remember the first deer track I saw here on the farm. It was about 1946. My grand father and I were fixing fence when he called my attention to some tracks in the dirt and asked me if I knew what made them. I suggested that they looked like pig tracks. It actually was a deer's track. I ramble, but there is two sides to God's creatures. Thank you for listening and have a great day!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 12:01 pm:

Dollar Bay has suburbs?? Man, that urban sprawl must be getting outrageous!! ;-)

We used to have deer at our house in Red Jacket. I ended up building a bunch of ground feeders specifically for deer (and other animals) to keep them out of our bird feeders. It worked pretty well until one morning I looked out the window and saw all the feeders tore up. It seems that ole Mr. Bear decided to treat himself to a midnight snack of corn, birdseed, and fruit......

By RCW (Rcw) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 12:09 pm:

Well, gee I thought suburbs sounded a bit better than maybe the outskirts of the town!!!

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 04:54 pm:

Just down the road a piece from where I usedta live EH!

By RCW (Rcw) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 07:06 pm:

Right Russ, still the same place!!

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 10:04 pm:

Is this the most you have had come to eat? You are so lucky to have such beautiful animals to look at. I wonder if they ever stray into town?

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 12:15 am:

Fran in GA....they certainly do come to town. We saw several on the main street in Iron Mountain and some just seemed to be wandering the neighborhoods.Gotta love 'em.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 06:28 am:

Yesterday morning I came on here and got a smile on $Bay suburbs also and thought the same Capt. I dang near hit a dear in front of Frogy Nevaue"s Standard station in $Bay one year when I was UP. Of cousre it wasn't his then.

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