Table for one? One would hope so! Meaning, every deer would love to be the only one at the 'feeder table', but bummer, most of the times mates are floating around and they have noses too.))
Ok, so we've been setting up 'tables' for deer to eat from, to get a better angle and sound for the camera. And it has been quite a success. We've served maize, carrots, fruits, even crackers, nuts and bread-sticks on these make-shift tables. The sticks crunch the loudest so that's particularly cute. Where there was more wind noise than chewing/crunching sounds we've added some music instead.
Deer are often cautious about unknown to them types of food. They may even jump away from it (or with it still in their mouth, as seen in this video) after they have a sniff and realize it's something utterly new. But as time goes by, especially if they notice other herd members eating it, they might have a taste themselves. That's why older hinds on the farm have a more varied diet than younger deer.
BTW, the junk on the 'table' was: avocado shell, banana, lemon peel, bit of pumpkin lasagna. Not as great looking menu as before and after))
Last modified 2023-02-24 at 22:02
Published 30 July 2020