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Dog vs. Deer
You Tube ^ | 12-25-09 | mlcarriker

Posted on 04/27/2010 12:40:33 PM PDT by mlizzy




My brother found this deer alone and malnourished when it was a tiny baby. My family bottle fed the baby, named Theen until he was eating grass. Several months later he's very socialized with people, our black lab, and our cats. He is free to wander if he likes and we've seen him with several herds of whitetail and axis deer. Apparently he fits in just fine with them. He frequently comes back to the house to eat some catfood and play with our dog, Buddy. He doesn't care much for deer corn.

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: deer; dogs; farm; pets
Aw, this is just too cute ... to live on this farm would be heaven on earth for me ... there's a couple of cats off to the right, just taking in the scene as well ...
1 posted on 04/27/2010 12:40:33 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

I hope this person doesn’t identify where they live or the State F&G types will be by to ‘relocate’ this animal.


2 posted on 04/27/2010 12:41:54 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: mlizzy

He plays a lot like a bottle calf I raised when I was young.


3 posted on 04/27/2010 12:48:10 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: mlizzy

Thanks for posting...that was fun to watch.


4 posted on 04/27/2010 12:48:39 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: mlizzy

mlizzy, if you lived on a farm like myself, you wouldn’t find deer endearing. Several deer could destroy a years worth of crops OVERNIGHT. These kind of stories are heart warming, but you have to consider what a deer really is...a threat to a farmer’s livelihood.


5 posted on 04/27/2010 12:48:41 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: mlizzy
"Bless the beasts..."

VIDEO

6 posted on 04/27/2010 12:49:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: mlizzy

Better find “him” a home BEFORE he goes through puberty. Afterwards, he can become dangerous.


7 posted on 04/27/2010 12:51:18 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: mlizzy

Pretty cool.


8 posted on 04/27/2010 12:51:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Constitutions Grandchild
Better find “him” a home BEFORE he goes through puberty. Afterwards, he can become dangerous.

Correct. You don't want him around when he goes into rut. By the same token, after being socialized to humans, he likely will not survive hunting season.

9 posted on 04/27/2010 12:57:11 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: bigfootbob
>> mlizzy, if you lived on a farm like myself, you wouldn’t find deer endearing. Several deer could destroy a years worth of crops OVERNIGHT. These kind of stories are heart warming, but you have to consider what a deer really is...a threat to a farmer’s livelihood. <<

Indeed, but a herd of deer is just as bad in a cornfield as a herd of cows that broke through a fence.

What I think is funny is that the deer liked to eat CATFOOD. That doesn't bode well, LOL.


10 posted on 04/27/2010 12:59:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Ditto

Better find “him” a home BEFORE he goes through puberty. Afterwards, he can become dangerous.

Correct. You don’t want him around when he goes into rut. By the same token, after being socialized to humans, he likely will not survive hunting season.

Steer Deer?


11 posted on 04/27/2010 1:00:07 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Ditto

An animal sanctuary might take him.


12 posted on 04/27/2010 1:04:11 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: bigfootbob
mlizzy, if you lived on a farm like myself, you wouldn’t find deer endearing. Several deer could destroy a years worth of crops OVERNIGHT. These kind of stories are heart warming, but you have to consider what a deer really is...a threat to a farmer’s livelihood.

My brother-in-law is a farmer, and he'd be telling me the same thing I bet. Maybe about rabbits, not dear though. We're in the suburbs. It's too bad they're so destructive ...
13 posted on 04/27/2010 1:06:19 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh, that was really cute. Thanks!


14 posted on 04/27/2010 1:10:14 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: fatnotlazy

When he gets a little bigger he can go in my freezer.


15 posted on 04/27/2010 1:12:34 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new environmentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: mlizzy
Let me throw some water on this parade. First, it is against the law to take in a wild animal like this little deer. Second, let me predict that because this deer is growing up not afraid of humans and dogs that it will probably be killed by a couple run loose dogs, who by nature, chase and kill deer. And last, one of these deer seasons a human is going to kill it easily because it didn’t have the sense to run for it’s life. Now , enjoy the cute little plaything.
16 posted on 04/27/2010 1:13:13 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: GraceG
What I think is funny is that the deer liked to eat CATFOOD.

We actually have deer that will wonder into the garage and eat the cat food out of the bag.

17 posted on 04/27/2010 1:14:16 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: fatnotlazy
An animal sanctuary might take him.

Deer do not need a sanctuary. They are not endangered. Just the opposite, in fact. They need to be turned into steaks, chops, sausage and jerky. ;~))

18 posted on 04/27/2010 1:15:58 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

I was a little concerned about the deer ‘catching’ the Lab in the eye with those hooves. That’s a serious weapon.


19 posted on 04/27/2010 1:16:27 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: fish hawk

Exactly. Talking about f’ing with mother nature.....


20 posted on 04/27/2010 1:16:49 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: fish hawk
Let me throw some water on this parade. First, it is against the law to take in a wild animal like this little deer. Second, let me predict that because this deer is growing up not afraid of humans and dogs that it will probably be killed by a couple run loose dogs, who by nature, chase and kill deer. And last, one of these deer seasons a human is going to kill it easily because it didn’t have the sense to run for it’s life. Now , enjoy the cute little plaything.

Since the video was shot in December, maybe one of your scenarios already took place. Doesn't mean you can't enjoy something cute while it lasts. Now go take that lemon out of your mouth ... :)
21 posted on 04/27/2010 1:20:32 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Ditto
Yeah. He probably won't survive in the wild anymore. The hardest part is training humans to think about what they're doing and then having the discipline not to do it. I grew up in the country when growing up in the country was safe (no meth labs a short piece down the gravel road). Our property was posted, but we never had an overrun. A ten point buck silhouetted in the setting sun is one of the most magnificent sights I've ever seen. My headlights caught his eyes as I came around a blind curve. I stopped, he just looked at me, then sauntered off the road. Nature, if enjoyed for what it is (and husbanded properly) is as good as it gets.
22 posted on 04/27/2010 1:40:14 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: GraceG

Didn’t think about that. Deer are tough hombre’s, they could certainly put a serious knot on a cat’s head. LOL!


23 posted on 04/27/2010 1:53:46 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: mlizzy

I did enjoy the video but there is a little black cloud hanging there in the overall picture and that cloud says that nothing good (except this video) is going to come of this in the long haul. Nothing more beautiful than a graceful deer but needs to be in the wilds. Just as I think a Polar bear or Tiger is pure beauty but not so pretty in a zoo cage.


24 posted on 04/27/2010 1:54:01 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: mlizzy
Cute. Not practical, but cute.


25 posted on 04/27/2010 2:00:46 PM PDT by Daffynition ( Someday we'll know why love can't move a mountain.)
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To: mlizzy

They are seriously destructive and the worst part is the herds are so thick due to lack of predation and hunting interest, the deer are starting to develop wasting disease.

We have a Cougar in my neighborhood that has been pulling down Doe’s left and right. My rancher neighbor found a very large Buck the Cougar killed last week that has people kinda spooked. As many deer as there are here for the big cat to feast upon, I don’t think we have much to fear...especially since just about everyone out here knows what to do if a Cougar is “sighted.”


26 posted on 04/27/2010 2:00:59 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: fish hawk

I’m a hopeless sap for cute animal videos (and we are on our 4th Labrador, one of which was named Buddy like the vid); but I’d rather see them in the wilds than in zoos as well ...


27 posted on 04/27/2010 2:06:01 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy
Love black Labs but the best and smartest dog I ever had was a German Shorthair Pointer. I taught her to respond to hand signals.
28 posted on 04/27/2010 2:20:35 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: fish hawk

I’ll see your hand signals and raise you one angora goat I taught to shake hands like a dog....:O)


29 posted on 04/27/2010 2:38:58 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: fish hawk
PhotobucketOh, they are beautiful dogs. I didn't realize they were so smart as well. What was your dog's name? We have a shelter save that I believe is mostly border collie, and she's smart as a whip, but, oh, so, so, energetic. I can take her on a quick-paced hour-long walk, and it barely makes a dent in her energy level. She needs frequent running off the leash and she wears our black lab down. She will respond to a couple hand signals; I really should work with her more. I tell my family she could be a TV star, and they roar, as she's sort of mischievous as well (chews, chews, and irritates the cats).
30 posted on 04/27/2010 2:39:21 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: fish hawk

Thank you for the water.


31 posted on 04/27/2010 2:51:37 PM PDT by NucSubs ( Cognitive dissonance: Conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between beliefs and actions)
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To: goat granny

love goats also. I was raised on a small farm and we had 13 pet goats. I milked goats every morning before catching the school bus. We had an apple orchard and some of the goats could climb trees. The apple trees were free of leaves as high as a goat could reach standing on their hind legs.


32 posted on 04/27/2010 4:02:44 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: mlizzy

My dog’s name was Nikki Von Humboldt.


33 posted on 04/27/2010 4:04:31 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: fish hawk
A tree climbing goat is funny, I googled goats a while back and in Africa there is a breed of goat that climbs a certain type of tree for the fruit...Saw a picture of about 6 goats in one tree...

Milkers are a lot of work, they have to get milked weather you feel like it or not...(chuckles). I had one bottle baby that when he got older, I could let him out of the pasture and he would follow me around the farm...his specialty was the weeping willows by the pond...trimmed them up real nice..If I turned a corner and he couldn't see me, he'd baa for me like I was his mother.....

I was walking with him in the front yard one day when a car came down our country road and hit the brakes...we sure must have looked strange to them...but he was the only one that I could let out of pasture...some tried but after we put up the electric wires they quit trying....

We started out with 18 angora's and 5 years later we were up to 80 at the end of kidding season.Had 20 kids that season, several twins....helped birth quite a few. I had to sell the farm a couple of years after hubby died....I still love those goats...

Most people mistake Angora's for a type of sheep. They get sheared and thats where mohair comes from...Cashmere goats are quite interesting also...

34 posted on 04/27/2010 4:32:59 PM PDT by goat granny
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