Based on what shows up in MomBert’s yard, it seems like she might live in the middle of nowhere. However she only lives on the edge of town backed up to a strip of woods that has more houses on the other side of it. Yet everything from foxes who need a nap to five foot long black snakes blocking the route to the mailbox come to hang out.
Unfortunately, the arrival of fawns coincided with a story my aunt shared about a local woman and her dog being attacked by a protective mother deer.
Meanwhile my sister clearly has bigger problems at her house.
MomBert has outwitted the auto-correct function that tries to save me from swearing by just using an efficient “F.”
Me trying to address my sister’s wax emergency.
Boobs solve the problem. Since then the fawns have returned for additional naps and trapped MomBert in the house at least once by suddenly appearing in the driveway with their mother to eat the branches MomBert had just taken a break from trimming.
However deer in the driveway were not nearly as worrisome as the next visitor.
They are native to Ohio and have made enough of a comeback to be off the endangered list. MomBert lives in one of the counties with the most sightings. We all learned that you are supposed to report a sighting online for tracking and/or call the game warden.
This element has been added to the adventure that is walking up her hilly driveway for basic things like the mail, newspaper or the reccycling.
Do not attempt to cuddle bobcats…. or deer…probably.