After not seeing a deer in Bent Tree for several weeks, I was in the right place at the right time to see this pregnant doe, yesterday. According the the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division, “Most [fawns] are born between May and August with a peak in June.”
These twins can forage for themselves at this point in life, but they kept trying to nurse a few days ago. The doe rejected their attempts until both fawns came running up at the same time, and she couldn’t escape. It may have been frustrating for the doe, but it was pretty comical to see. The doe kept backing up while they nursed and she was finally able to break free. All three deer went back to eating acorns after that. The three photos below tell the story.
One other thing about the deer from yesterday’s post…she’s definitely pregnant.
28 Sassafras Court, a HUD owned property priced to sell quickly, went under contract soon after being listed. Click here for listing details.
Big Canoe (Bent Tree’s neighboring community) had 45 deer culled in February 2015. This was the lowest number of deer killed in Big Canoe’s 14 years of culling. The following quote is from an article on Big Canoe’s website (click here to link to the article): “Because of the bumper acorn crop this past fall the number taken was lower than the previous year of 78 taken out. The number of deer removed varies based on their presence at removal sites and weather conditions at the time. Over previous years this number has ranged from a high of 105 to a low this year of 45. The amount of effort and expense each year is the same…”
In 2010, Big Canoe paid the USDA $12,500 to have 94 deer culled ($133 per deer). Even if there was no price increase in the last five years, the cost of $12,500 would come to $278 per deer culled this year. Click here to read a recent Big Canoe “Letter to the Editor”.
The asking price is $250,000. Click here to link to listing information.
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