August 31, 2008

My Heart Hurts...

I have a very heavy heart. I saw something very disturbing and I just have to talk about it. I was out feeding my deer and saw something. I had to look twice because I couldn't believe it the first time I saw it.

There is a fawn that hangs around our house. In fact it was born in the woods down the hill. I've been watching this little thing grow pretty much from the day it was born.

Someone or something cut off it's tail! My heart broke when I saw this because I have a feeling it may have been done by some high angst teens we have living in the neighborhood. They've gone through and torn up the tennis courts, drove donuts in the neighborhood park, and even burned down the port-a-potty near the boat ramp.

The neighborhood has taken measures to reinstate our neighborhood watch. This is a good thing but the damage they may have done here is unrepairable.

My husband told me not to be too quick to judge, that it may have been a dog. Well, my thought is, wouldn't the fawn have other battle marks on it if it was a dog?

I took a picture to post here. I'm thinking about going to the next quarterly meeting to bring the subject up. The parents of these horrible kids really need to tighten the reigns or else we'll all be in trouble.

There is another deer I blogged about a few months ago, Notch. I caught her kissing on camera, so I wrote a little about it. Notch has notches cut out of her ears and scars down her back. I thought she had gotten hit by a car or got in a tangle with a barb-wire fence. Now I'm thinking otherwise about her too. Looking at her, the notches are too perfect, almost V like.

I know I shouldn't be accusative. But I can't help myself. If I ever catch these kids hurting any of these poor animals like that, they will be sorry.

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  1. Muse:

    I hate cruelty to animals. It bothers me to core of my very being. And whoever would do such a thing is a despicable human being, and they deserve punishment to fullest extent of the law - no less - no exceptions.

    It's tragic that we have to live in neighborhoods where a neighborhood watch is needed. I hate to use the tired old "in the old days" comparison, but when I grew up we didn't even have to lock our doors. I so miss those days!

    Happy trails

  2. Hey Swu!

    Soooo true...It just kills me. The deer around here are so tame and trusting. Believe me I am going to get to the bottom of this if it's the last thing I do.

  3. Horrifying, awful, disgusting and lots of words I will not say or type.

    Around here, we struggle with the developers developing all the land that the deer/elk need to survive when they come down from the mountains. (But at least the deer are wild enough to avoid people, if not cars.)

    Makes me ill that we live in such a world with such people in it.

  4. I think a dog is an unlikely perp in this case from the looks of the fawn. I have absolutely no use for people who abuse animals. Such people are most likely to harm other people in the right circumstances.

    I like to eat venison, but causing pain for the sake of causing pain is just too much. I'd like to chop bits off the perps!

  5. Hi Conda!

    I was so angry when I saw that fawn I almost spit nails. I've already spoken with a few of the maintenance association people.

    Believe me, I said all those words you didn't want to type.

  6. Hello J.L!

    I agree with you. When you get home, you can come join me in the bit chopping!

  7. Hi. It is indeed a sad and sorry sight. I don't know about your juvenile justice system, but I suspect it's very much the same as down here.

    Juveniles know full well, that they will only get a slap on the wrist when it comes to getting caught, and so without a thought, act with impunity because of the lax punishments being handed out.

    I would say, it's about time for a change and for them to experience the full weight of the law.

    Take Care,

  8. Hi Peter!

    It is true the laws are lacking when it comes to punishment for kids...But I can certainly make their lives miserable if I call the law for every little thing I see.

    Anonymously, of course. These kids are vicious and destructive.

  9. This is so sad and disgusting.
    I hope you do get to the bottom of it.


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