There are now fourteen deer in my yard. Fourteen. All does and yearling fawns, heaven only knows where the bucks are, probably watching the game and drinking beer.
The does and fawns, needless to say, are busy eating every green thing in my yard.
Sigh. This is why I can't have nice (vegetative) things. Deer. Can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em. At least not in suburbia, people are afraid you're going to hit their kids, or something. Which is stupid. Even with really bad aim, I'll bet I could bag a dozen deer for every kid I killed. People are just whiners.
Hey. I've got an idea. How about glue traps, like for mice? They'd be about 8 x 8 feet, with a couple of inches of really sticky glue in the bottom. Deer gets trapped, starves to death in a week or two. Or, if the animal rights people make a fuss, you could garrote them.
Another idea: Agricultural bio-engineering keeps doing dumb stuff like making BGH. Like we need a technology to produce more milk in a country that has to pay milk farmers subsidies because they're producing too much of it already. Why can't we turn that expertise into making poisonous plants that look like deer-food plants? Like, I'd love hellebore, aconite, or digitalis that looked, smelled, and tasted like day lilies. Mmm, dead deer all over.
I really hate deer. Can't we drill them for oil or something? Or use them to clear land mines? Or encourage them to drive without seat belts, or smoke meth, or take up Le Parkour? Something.
収穫期 == shuukakuki == harvest time
|Left radical is 'rice plant'. Right radical is a character that in Chinese originally meant 'seize crested bird in the hand', here meaning 'take/obtain'. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'grass' (top part), 'bird' (middle part), and 'hand' (the lowest part, one of the radical forms of 'hand'), and as a mnemonic: 'Harvest of rice plants better than bird in hand.'|