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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 20 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 20 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It was just missing a bit of a Beach boy song.

Mistress Rose



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dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 20 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

youngii sammison is back

no confirmed kill on rat, no eyeball either

perhaps that one was just travelling by

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 20 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Lets hope so. As long as it doesn't bring its friends back with it.

Not exactly wildlife, but the light yesterday was amazing with the autumn leaves. It was dull, but somehow it made the colours really pop. Son took quite a lot of pictures, but how they will turn out I don't know. Mainly beech, so shades of green, yellow and gold.

gz



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 20 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Our neighbour over the road with chooks is despatching one very large rat a day at the moment...I think he is going to put extra traps out.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 20 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Found one advantage with the leaves being pretty well off the trees now; the bazzard glided over yesterday and we got a very good view of it. Also heard owls hooting, almost certainly tawny. On the deer front, I was cutting some more besom handles and saw a roe deer running into the coppice; bad news was that as we were leaving the woods after dark we saw what I am pretty sure was a muntjac at the other end of the wood.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 20 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

No wildlife to report, but walking down through the wood it was so silent. Very little wind, and in the valley no sound at all.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 20 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Mistress Rose wrote:
bad news was that as we were leaving the woods after dark we saw what I am pretty sure was a muntjac at the other end of the wood.


I had to search what one of those was. Why is that bad news MR?

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 20 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Little deer, size of a fox. Strip bark off trees. Little shits.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 20 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

they make ace buccan jerky in sun and wind with a tiny smokey fire to repel flies

iirc they are vermin rather than "game", kindness rules still apply but there is no closed season on them

destructive aliens, looked nice on the lawn then they escaped.

the toothy thing is a bit scary looking for a fist fight but a volvo or landy seems like a decent equalizer

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 20 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

DPack and thanks both.

Unjerked, are they tasty?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 20 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Not had it, but think so. We don't have any guns or licence for that sort of thing, but it might be worth while getting someone in if they become a problem. Although we have heard them our end of the wood, no particular signs of damage from them yet.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 20 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sgt.colon wrote:
DPack and thanks both.

Unjerked, are they tasty?


not bad if freshish, ie almost unhung but i dont like"well" hung game, a bit tough so stew it or slowcook rather than roast saddle
the fillets are the only bit worth fast cooking
be very cautious of the liver, ie check carefully for flukes etc(as with any bushmeat or bargain down the market) and discard the gall bladder asap, i rarely go for offal from bushmeat
i am not sure if they are prone to TB, some deer are, but i usually inspect meat as i chop so anything "nasty" gets discarded which can be quite a lot in mangled roadkill

well worth scraping up rta victims or helping a pest controller dispose of the bodies if they are being culled

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 20 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Deer are susceptible to TB, but is worse if they are overcrowded or undernourished. Discussed this with a person involved in deer control, who has studied them closely for a long time. Sadly deer will multiply to that point, and then travel a long way, so some outbreaks of bovine TB might more accurately be attributed to deer rather than badgers perhaps.

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