Its apparently deer season. I don't know about hunters, or anything, but in our neighborhood, its deer season. We've been feeding them off and on most of the winter.
As it would turn out, the North Raleigh variety didn't care for the fancy salt lick that was recommended by hunters on Amazon.com. I thought deer were deer. If deer in Kansas like a salt lick, I thought it was totally feasible that deer in North Carolina would like it too.
Is it possible that city deer and country deer don't have the same tastes?... Kind of like the Country mouse and city mouse from the Mother Goose book. (If you missed this treasured childhood story, Wikipedia can fill you in here.) I don't know. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
Anyway, back to the actual deer. They stop by at least once on most days. We've gone from usually having 3 or 4 to an average of 6 or 7.
We aren't feeding them as often, but they still stop by. Its warming up the last week or so, so I'm wondering if they're out because there is tasty spring vegetation, or because they know there is corn under the swing on our swing set.
No matter the reason, I'm glad they are here, because they provide quite the entertainment and counting lessons.
But. I am puzzled. What should we feed them. Is there some shrubbery that they would like? Should we stick to corn? Plus why are they out right now? Help a girl out.