Effie Runs off a Herd of Deer

Nine young female mule deer formed a troupe and congregated on our property this morning, and Effie was not welcoming. She gathered a look like thunder in grey clouds. She stuck a menacing paw through the fence surrounding Effieland.

She has done this to Cat Halvor, who is close to twice her weight, and this morning she deployed The Look and The Paw and sent nine does hightailing it away and out of sight in a few seconds.

Good for Effie, defender of our grapes she understands are important! The grapes were well out of reach for the deer, but they turned tail and ran when Effie’s power paw came through the fence. The deer evidently had no sense that a fence kept them apart from Effie, as well as keeping them from the grapes.

This all happened as I watched through the window, and the deer were gone before I could fetch my camera. I have these photos from previous occasions.

Warning yowl directed at Halvor. . .

 The Paw says she means it. “Does this look like Halvorland to you?”

I mean it. Any further questions?

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5 responses to “Effie Runs off a Herd of Deer

  1. 15andmeowing

    Good job Effie. Our grapes are not protected and the deer ate them all this year. Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog for the loss of Phoebe. XO

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    • Fencing is probably more reliable than a cat for keeping grapes safe on the vine, but I sense that Effie likes to feel like a protector. I’m sorry about your grapes! ^-.-^

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  2. A Doe, a Deer, a female deer. (It’s all I’ve got!) Halvor just looks like he wants to play. Cheers,H

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