Saturday, June 26, 2010

Don't get too comfortable, Bambi

A couple of weeks ago Nathan saw a young doe on the church property while he was target shooting with his bow behind our offices.

Tonight my wife went to a ladies craft night at the church and what shows up right outside MY OFFICE? Yep, good ole Bambi.

I kid you not, my office is 20 yards from this deer, which relieved herself in front of the paparazzi.
My jokester wife got one of my sons target bows out of my office and stalked the doe to within 10 yards. PETA advocates can chill, this bow can't shoot at lethal strength and the tip of that arrow is blunt. Beyond all that, my wife couldn't hit the broad side of a barn from the inside. Bambi is quite safe...for now. Apparently Shari hasn't seen the dog-stomping deer I posted just over a week ago, she might not have been so bold.

I believe this is an orphaned yearling doe. It's not a fawn. The likelihood of her making the Redeemer property and the immediate area her home range is pretty good. We have water (pond), lots of clover, acorn trees and subdivisions next door full of luscious flower beds and the like.

I'm torn, should I take care of her on day one of the bow season opener or should I wait and see if she draws in a big buck to my office door come November?


Anonymous said...

We'll pay for processing her. (Deer steak...Mmmmm) LOL.

Emily V

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I was going to add....when you use the words "orphaned yearling" it kind of pulls the heartstrings that I was thinking of how yumy she looked.....Just sayin'

Emily V

Michael Lockridge said...

Go for option two. How often do you get free bait as good as that?

Ray and Janell said...

she's just bumper bait livin' that close to so many commuters. end it now before someone says "better call maaco"

Reepicheep said...

LOL Ray! You're probably right. I'm guessing her mother got pegged that way.

I'm thinking we'll have some special meat in the mission trip fundraiser spaghetti sauce next year.

Perry said...

You just never know...maybe the deer's hanging around waiting for the Sunday sermon...and your wife is acting like she's going to make it dinner. What a welcome! But, you'll never know now if the deer's heard something that has it coming by to hear the great preaching that was going on before you left, or the preaching now that you left. Sorry, I had to throw that in. I'm surprised that one of your trusty church members didn't write it first.

It's time to hit the sack for church tomorrow.

Perry said...

I get a kick out of the people who sign their posts as, "anonymous," but then sign they're names, which is ok if that's their intent.

Woody Woodward said...

Has Shari ever hunted with you and the boys? If not, what’s your problem? She looks like a natural! Bet she could field dress a deer and show the boys a thing or two about being quiet and still while praying or is it preying?

Emily V.....(not anonymous anymore) said...

Ha..I don't have an account and I didn't realize that you could add your name up top. :)

Emily V

Emily V said...

Oh, scratch that...I DO have an account. :) Much easier!