Posted by: 347bennetrd | May 10, 2010

Tagging the Fawns

Far out.  At the risk of sounding like our good friend the stuck record, working with the deer is so physical and tiring.  Though I was thinking today that any work in the yards is tiring…  Well anyway, today we had to put an identification tag into both ears of all the fawns.  Ooh, they’re getting bigger though.  There are still some really tiny teenies that look like they were born yesterday.  I nearly succumbed to the temptation to get all girly and exclaim how cute they were, but I grabbed hold of myself and got back to work.

We would bring the mobs up to the yards and then draft out the fawns from amongst the hinds.  There were still a couple of stags in there too, but the rut is ending and they’re not as aggressive as they were.  It took us all day from 7.30 to 6.00pm with half an hour for lunch to get them all done.  So, a few additional bruises richer and tireder (that should definitely be a word), I’m finally relaxing in front of the TV having been fed and watered.


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