It happens to everyone sooner or later. They can’t help themselves. The attraction to the camera is just too much.
Lily (the wayward deer who keeps trashing my pond) has discovered the night camera. Earlier this week she posed this way and that way taking selfies unashamed. She only wished her friends could see her. She had her fur done and her whiskers trimmed.
Despite putting a load of lumber (large enough to build an apartment building) and netting on the pond, Lily has been coming around to check things out. She wants to make sure I don’t let my guard down and leave a nice salad for her by the pond. The salad would include my precious water lilies.
She is very resourceful. I covered a tub of recovering plants with netting. She removed the netting (moving it to another spot) and relieved me of the plants. Whatta gal! You have to appreciate her ingenuity.
If the damage wasn’t so annoying, I could totally appreciate her efforts and cunning.
Last night it wasn’t Lily who visited. The camera shows a fuzzy chubby critter. Maybe with stripes on the tail? Raccoon (although we have never seen one in the yard before)? Groundhog with highlights from the beauty salon?
This guy was more interested in the bird feeders which he climbed like a pole dancer to a rumba beat. I was surprised at how agile he was despite his girth. He took a drink from the pond but with all the boards covering the plants didn’t do any damage.
We are considering fencing in a part of our yard so we can grow things without Lily’s pruning efforts. Perhaps we should rethink this. I should contact that TV program and see what a dome would cost.