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  1. DangerMaus

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    I'm not a photographer, just wanted to share this. Chooks were making an alert call so I went outside to check on them. Was half asleep, why is that roo so thin? Wait, why does that roo have four legs? Why is that roo a deer? Taken from 50-60m away quite hastily.
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    Think it's a whitetail buck about a year old? Maybe less due to still having some spots.
     
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  2. EvilGenius

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    We get a lot of deer around here. There was a deer farm down the road from us, in a flood a good 10yrs back now they had no choice but to turn them all loose to fend for themselves, there's a sizeable heard floating around the area now. Missed stopping to take some pics of one the other day in an open field in broad daylight. Really should have pulled over.
     
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    DangerMaus

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    Some hunters released some in a forest about 10km away in the 80's but I've never seen them outside that area before. Must be a lack of food driving them closer to town.
     
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    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    Shitloads of malaysian r-somethingorother deer in the royal national park south of Sydney. I have a lump in my shoulder from where I hit one on a motorcycle in 2003. I didn't even know they could ride! Hurr. Stupid forest rats. :) Nice photo tho.
     
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    DangerMaus

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    Did you break anything? :Paranoid:
     
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    Kinda grates to see that argument put forward with respect to feral animals. There were choices. All sympathies for the misfortune described there, but letting stock run wild to turn feral was the worst of them.
     
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    Kinda makes me want to go hunting ^_^
     
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    I was tossing up which way to "shoot" it myself. Especially being prepared to find a fox trying to get at the chooks.

    Agreed, they may look nice but they eat virtually anything that's not a stick. Hunters releasing them then being paid to shoot them wasn't at all planned.
     
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    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    Smashed my collarbone to bits, took a big chunk out of my knee, wrote off a 6-week-old CBR954RR, killed the deer.
     
  10. Hater

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    I had planted some delicious cabbages to harvest to make soup last year, went to check on them (they're on my mums plot of land out near Kilmarnock, so I don't go there often) when I found these bastards munching on my cabbages. :mad:

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  11. EvilGenius

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    They let you get incredibly close!? What is your mum feeding them?
     
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    They're scottish mudblood deer, they ain't afraid of noone.
     
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    Vege garden plot kinda needs a vermin proof fence.


    Back on topic:

    If you have deer starting to encroach on the area and want some better shots just erect a blind of sorts and spend some quiet time there dawn and dusk. If it's come there once it'll quite likely come again.
     
  14. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Mmmmm, roadkill.

    Nice op.
     

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