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Poor befuddled deer!

Uploaded by: minnesotamom

Tuesday February 25, 2014

Elmer, MN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: It came down the road from the right and was running down the road ahead of me even though I stopped and watched, trying frantically to find somewhere to get off the road again but the snowbanks were too high, till it came to a driveway and was able to go down it. I don't know how on earth it got through the deep snow back out into the woods somewhere. I really feel for all the wildlife and birds trying to find food in this deep snow and bitter cold that's lasted for weeks now.

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10. minnesotamom
7:39 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
Great to hear from you, June! I'm sure with you---this has really been a grueling winter and we still have many weeks to go, more than likely, before it actually warms up to stay. Aaaargh. I've been wishing I could be in the desert southwest somewhere, for several weeks now. Take care, and stay warm! :-)
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9. canuckjune
2:49 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
AMEN, this is getting to be a long cold windy winter to say the least and we have -46 wind chill this morning and an advisory until tomorrow afternoon. It is supposed to go up next week and I sure hope it does. Take care.
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8. minnesotamom
2:24 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
Gene, here's a link to an article about conditions for the deer and the feeding program here--this was from 2 1/2 weeks ago:
http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/s3323447.shtm l
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7. Clabo
3:18 AM GMT on March 01, 2014
Mmm, poor critter...
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6. minnesotamom
10:40 PM GMT on February 28, 2014
The snowbanks on the sides of the road are 4 or 5 feet deep there and the snow beyond them is much deeper in the ditches, and about the same depth out in the woods, much too deep for a deer to get through very easily. I was surprised to see this one out on the road away from it's 'yard'. They generally stay in a pretty small area most of the winter.
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5. Clabo
8:23 PM GMT on February 28, 2014
I'm kinda surprised he couldn't hike through the smaller lumps. Either it'd be packed snow he could go *over*, or loose snow he'd go *through*.
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4. minnesotamom
6:54 PM GMT on February 28, 2014
Thanks, Gene. :-)
It kept stopping and looking back at me like "I don't know where to go!!!" I just sat and waited for it to find the driveway and go down it. Poor things are having a really hard winter. The DNR is talking about starting to feed them to make sure they survive the winter.
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3. Clabo
4:58 PM GMT on February 28, 2014
Oh deer...
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2. minnesotamom
11:37 PM GMT on February 27, 2014
Thanks for your note, John. Yes, there's food but getting to it and getting away from predators has to be really tough in this deep snow.
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1. papajuan
11:35 PM GMT on February 27, 2014
My driveway has been getting a lot of use as an escape route for deer getting off of the road.
With our low deer population I'm sure they have plenty of natural food.
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