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Old 05-20-2008, 12:45 PM   #21
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:54 PM   #22
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Neighbor has an invisible electronic fence that keeps his border collie in his yard. The border collie in turn keeps the deer out at night and all seem to be happy.
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I had this little guy probably 1-2 days old living next to my deck. Then he couldnt escape a hail storm and he wandered into the woods. I've heard that mother deer will leave their newborn babies unattended for a while since they have no scent for predators to hone in on.

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Even my cold heart warms a smidge with that bambi pic
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What's a moss rose? Never heard the term before.

Other than the cayenne trick, maybe the use of a paintball gun?

A moat? My neighborhood is in the middle of deer infestation city, but we are hemmed in on 3 sides by a lake and on the fourth by a fairly busy road, so I have never seen a deer in the 'hood in the 6 years we have lived there.
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A moat? My neighborhood is in the middle of deer infestation city, but we are hemmed in on 3 sides by a lake and on the fourth by a fairly busy road, so I have never seen a deer in the 'hood in the 6 years we have lived there.
Deer can swim - I have seen them swim across the lake in my back yard - about 300' wide
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Deer can swim - I have seen them swim across the lake in my back yard - about 300' wide

Then I wonder why they have never ended up in my 'hood? Maybe its not worth the effort.

I have seen them clumping along in the wetlands in the nearby state park. They seemed less than thrilled to discover that every time they took a step their hoof would sink into the swampy ground.
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Then I wonder why they have never ended up in my 'hood? Maybe its not worth the effort.

I have seen them clumping along in the wetlands in the nearby state park. They seemed less than thrilled to discover that every time they took a step their hoof would sink into the swampy ground.
Probably not worth the effort or risk. I dont think they swim very often - they probably know theyre vulnerable
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When the kids were on the high school swim team - at the end of the season before the sectionals, we would host a big feed and shave off...we would take the mountains of hair and spread it out in the garden.

Now that they don't swim anymore and I only have so much of my own hair to spare I use Liquid Fence - Deer and Rabbit repellent and squirt it all over - works for me....
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Here is a photo of a moss rose for Brewer12345:

Yahoo! Image Detail for www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Moss%20Rose.jpg

Very similar or the same as Portulaca flowers. Very pretty, very tender petals and stems, and, obviously, very big in the deer community.
Moss Rose is used as a border flower for walkways or in planters, whatever. You can get them with a variety of colors in one container at Lowe's or Home Depot or wherever plants are sold, so it's a pretty and lively coloring for your yard. VERY easy to grow, too, as you can just pinch off a handful, stick them in the dirt...and they do all the work of growing themselves.
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Have them eat meat first.
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We use Deer Stopper from Mecina Wildlife (Deer Repellent Cat, Dog, Squirrel Repellents Stop Animal Damage with Messina Wildlife Management).
I have seen deer nibble at stuff treated, and then they don't come back
Lasts about 30 days, rain or shine.
Marigolds around the outside of a section seems to not only be deer proof, but the deer are unlikely to cross the line of marigolds.
I have also heard that Irish Spring works very well. Have yet to try it ourselves, but it is cheaper than Deer Stopper and if it works, we will be using that.
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This year, Ive had good luck with cayenne pepper (finely ground). To my surprise, it has stayed visible on the leaves even after some heavy downpours and the plants don't seem to mind. Even my hosta are unmolested. I used liquid fence also, but that stuff costs ~$50 for a bottle of concentrate that makes 4 gals. It's mainly comprised of rotten eggs, I believe. Some gardeners swear by a homemade version called 'eggwash". I am convinced that all the "solutions" work for awhile until the deer get accostumed or so hungry they don't care about the odor. The trick then is to switch around from one repellant to another after a few weeks.

Here's an electronic repeller I am thinking of buying.......
Havahart 3-Pc. Electronic Deer Repellers, Model# 5250 | Animal Control | Northern Tool + Equipment

Orchidflower, have you looked on The GardenWeb Forums - GardenWeb ?
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Moss Rose is used as a border flower for walkways or in planters, whatever.......VERY easy to grow, too, as you can just pinch off a handful, stick them in the dirt...and they do all the work of growing themselves.
And they reseed themselves, so they will most likely come back again year after year.
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Deer adorn the hoods of cars in my area. Unfortunately some land on the hood and slide back to the front window resulting in nasty accidents. One of the tasks of the local cops is finishing what a collision with a car did to the deer. On the highway deer-auto accidents have resulted in serious/fatal human injuries.
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