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Fence: 1, Bambi: 0

In the big picture, we're in their habitat. It's kind of mean what we do to nature, or ethnic groups with less clout, or anything we tend to consider an object instead of a life with value.

And sometimes things happen.

Our oldest son bought the home he was raised in from us, and surrounding the yard is a large wrought-iron fence with decorative spikes on top (the clever among you will have already figured out where this is going.)



In wintertime, the deer come down out of the mountains to forage:



and jump over the fence into the schoolyard behind the home.

This one didn't make it.

Photo behind the link - not for the faint of heart, pretty bloody.

The poor thing must have been sick, or slipped on some ice, or something - probably died from a combination of lack of blood, cold, being upside down, and sheer terror.

My son had animal control haul the carcass off today - it's a shame nobody was around to butcher the thing. That was a lot of venison to land in the backyard like that.


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alaskawolf
Dec. 30th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
ewwwww :P that would have made for some good eating though
ffcj
Dec. 30th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
That was a pretty unpleasant death :(
ffcj
Dec. 30th, 2009 09:12 am (UTC)
Rather fitting: One of todays fails
ccdesan
Dec. 30th, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)
Huh. Same spearpoints. Mogg O'Mogg, that gives me the willies just to look at.
thefoxaroo
Dec. 30th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
Oooh... :(

I hope it's suffering ended quickly, although the photo certainly suggests otherwise. :(

I take the point about us being in their habitat, and I know what you mean about trying to get that across to people.
r_caton
Dec. 30th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Femoral artery d'ye think? Spear a human crotch about that place and you have 4 mins max spurt-spurt-spurt-

Like the dead mice in the traps in Mums... just bigger and more fit for human consumption.
ccdesan
Dec. 30th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
Aye, that's what I thought. I suspect the beast lost more blood than it looks like, probably mostly under the snow.
secoh
Dec. 30th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Poor thing. Surprised no one heard it. Shame to waste the meat too.

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