[gardeners] Re: Sightings

bsk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 11 Mar 2003 10:20:49 -0600

You would really enjoy where I live here in Central Oklahoma then! Last
night just before dusk we saw 10 head of deer in the field next to us
enjoying the green grass just coming up. Usually we will see 3 or 4 head.
Hubby and Jon has darn near been run over by 30 head of deer one night on
one of our places. Pretty fun really. On top of the hill they were just
sitting and all of a sudden about 30 does went running right through and
around them. They said it was something else. Then there are the 3 nightly
runs of coyotes we have. Right now they are being a clean up crew for a dead
cow of ours. Took them a few days to find her but when they did it looks
just like you see on TV in Africa with the hide just torn off and all. makes
you feel funning when you hear them about 8, 10 and 12 pm or 1 am when you
know what they are feasting on. It is also common to see 10 wild turkeys at
a time in the area. We have counted as many as 100 in one sighting last
year. Now on this cloudy morning I hear the meadowlark that is migrating
through singing in my back yard.
   Surprisingly enough the deer have never bothered my garden ......... yet
that is.

Okie zone 7a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Hay" <ronhay@pacbell.net>
> What a wonderful sight to behold! Isn't it just fantastict to see
something truly serendiptous like that?
> A few years ago, I was touring new home listings in a brushy canyon on the
far west end of the San Fernndo Valley, Bell Canyon, when I almost dropped
my teeth: right in the middle of the road was a huge vulture, devouring the
remains of some road kill. Never in all my born days did I expect to see
such a creature so close to human habitation; and truth be told, I had never
even seen one in all our years of backpacking in the local mountains. Nature
is wonderful!
> Ron