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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 23rd June, 2019)

Deer in my Garden

Deer in my Garden
I've lived here over 33 years and this is first sighting.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (iPad)
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Comment by: Fred Mason on 23rd June 2019 at 07:15

Well caught, Thomas.

Magnificent creature.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd June 2019 at 08:17

How lovely. Tom! Thankyou for sharing it with us.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd June 2019 at 08:29

What a surprise

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd June 2019 at 08:43

What a lovely little creature to have in your garden Tom..and what a nice garden you have. you appear to live in a idyllic spot for wildlife...and thank you.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd June 2019 at 08:52

Must have jumped the hedge, unless the back gate was left unlocked. Anyway Tom it's a long,long way from McCormack St!

Comment by: Jonno on 23rd June 2019 at 09:38

How did it get into your garden Tom, the garden looks pretty impenetrable ?

Comment by: Philip G. on 23rd June 2019 at 10:40

I hope for your pleasure it had stayed around for quite a while, Tom.

Comment by: Anne on 23rd June 2019 at 12:02

Lucky to see these on such open ground in broad daylight. I usually see them lurking across the field on the edge of the woods this time of year. Well caught

Comment by: Mick on 23rd June 2019 at 13:06

They can jump 6 feet from a standing start

Comment by: Elizabeth on 23rd June 2019 at 17:48

Beautiful creature !What a lovely surprise for you.

Comment by: Ken R on 23rd June 2019 at 18:29

Go on Tom, get a game of footie going or should I get mi dad?

Comment by: DTease on 23rd June 2019 at 19:04

I’ve got this song in my head now and I can’t get rid of it.

The hunter did a shooting go
And under his coat he carried a bow
All for to shoot at a merry little doe
Among the leaves so green-O

Tell me i’m not the only one who had this song inflicted on him in Primary School.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 23rd June 2019 at 20:37

Veronica it may well have jumped the hedge , I understand deer are able to reach quite a hight , How right you are there was no chance of seeing much wildlife in our beloved Scholes , the nearest we got were the ducks in Wigan Park !
Philip G, it stayed for maybe 5/6 minutes it didn't seem distressed it was eating foliage. I went get my camera ( this was taken with my i pad ) when I returned it had gone in the same way it arrived, it reminded of the Kit Kat advert ,when the photographer turned his back out came the polo bears .

Comment by: Philip G. on 23rd June 2019 at 21:33

Tom. Thanks for your kind response. And you'd done quite well in having this deer munching in your garden for a good five minutes - A great little moment for you.
I like your garden too - Aubretia tumbling from your rockery next Spring, perhaps (?).

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd June 2019 at 23:13

I agree it's a wonderful garden - and all the space over the hedge at the back - what a spectacular view...

Comment by: Philip G. on 24th June 2019 at 06:43

And Tom's deer shows subtle signs of being a right-footer. Goal!

Comment by: Veronica on 24th June 2019 at 16:26

Apart from dogs and cats Tom. You would often see dead cats in the street as well. - probably knocked down with Mr Humphrey's horse and cart from the top of Belvoir St. He didn't half shift that cart over the cobblestones! He wore a trilby and he would whip his horse. He just looked like Gabby Heyes. I remember all the dog's names in the street as I never had a dog. One going by the name of Cocoa Jackson who bit my ankle one time! Happy days indeed!

Comment by: Barry Cusick on 26th June 2019 at 19:11

Tom this is such a wonderful sight to behold .

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