I didn’t have much hope of sunshine today and so far I’ve been right 🙂 Well, the clouds are thin so the sun manages to shine through pretty good anyway. I had planned to walk in the fields since they still are cattle free but the wind, that wasn’t especially strong to be honest, was nasty cold and I shaved my head two days ago so we went down to the creek instead.
Turns out it was a good thing to do because when we had reached the end of the field to where the creek comes from the forest I noticed the Roe-deer buck behave oddly. It stood in the bushes shaking its head and suddenly it ran out into the field to suddenly twist it head rapidly and then run back. It turns out he had entangled his antlers in the electric fence. Thankfully there is no electricity in them right now though. I reached for my mobile phone and realised it still was at home and so was the knife I always bring on my walks.
So I leashed the dogs to the hunting towers You’ve seen so often in my photos, walked over the creek and in to the field where the deer stood. It sure wasn’t happy to see me but it was so tired that it did very little to escape. It barked loudly as they do when danger comes though and he got an answer from the forest. So how would I be able to cut it loose without my knife? I used the only thing I had and that was my house key 🙂 I tried to use it as a saw to cut off the plastic and metal threads that the wire is made from and it must have sent strange noises into the deer’s head via the antlers so it did try to run away, it didn’t come far though.
I soon realised that the best way to cut the wire off was top actually scrape the key along with the threads, they broke within seconds. So the other side of the deer was much easier to cut off. The buck is young so I hope the stress didn’t do too much damage to him. I texted the farmer as soon as I came home to tell him what I had done, the wires are there to keep wild hogs away from both the field and in the long run the village too and it is not fun to go down to inspect the fence and see that several meters of it is gone not knowing what has happened to it 🙂
The dogs were wild after that 🙂 so I just walked home with them, the barks from the deer had winded them up so they had nothing else on their mind after that 🙂 Naturally I forgot to bring the digital camera when we went out on a walk a while after that so I don’t have many photos from today but I can always take some from the folder “for a rainy day” 🙂 So the morning walk was quite dramatic but the rest has been rather uneventful, quite nice actually 🙂
Have a great day!