We’ve had a lor of rain here, and this morning I went out to check my garden. Well, I’d say from the ripped up sod I’d had deer in the yard. They’re heavy and their hooves sink into the turf when my clay is wet. And patches of sunken sod were scattered, here and there, from the back of the yard right up to my house and garden.
I tried to see what they or it had eaten. But I couldn’t find anything. My lettuce is fine, ditto the radishes and peas. One spot, which was so badly trampled, had nothing growing there to be missed, and nothing looked as though it had been consumed. I have no idea what captured its interest there long enough to tear up the grass like that.
I’m always astounded by the size of them. They don’t look any smaller when you see their hoof prints deeply embedded into rain saturated soil, either. Alas no picture. I’ve no idea when this thing came through my yard. I should alert my neighbors. It looks like after tiring of my place, the critter went up my driveway and meandered into the open turf that are front lawns here.