The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Sometimes it Pays to Blend In

Sometimes it Pays to Blend In

Sometimes it Pays to Blend In

We are always being told that we must do what we can to stand out in a crowd, but during hunting season, it is rather important for a deer to blend in.  For some reason the deer were crowding in my yard today--everytime I glanced up from my computer, there were deer in sight.  Maybe they realized they were on protected territory!  Can you see him?  Okay, look at the second picture!  Enjoy . . .

Deer in the Distance

 

Zoom In a Bit!

 

Trying to Blend Back In

 

 Mary-kay Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, e-PRO, IMSD, SRES, SRS

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, SRES 

The Villages FL Area Real Estate

 

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Comment balloon 21 commentsMary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield • December 02 2011 09:59PM

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The deer used to blend in as they ate everything in our gardens. 

Unfortunately they can do a lot of damage as we share the environment.

Posted by Erv Fleishman, Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates (Realty Associates) about 5 years ago

Very cool.  We used to have deer just outside our fence line, too.  But, now there are too many people living around here for their taste.  Thanks.

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) about 5 years ago

Hi Chris, Yes it does pay to blend in if your are a buck.  Thanks for the photos.

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) about 5 years ago

Hi Erv - In this particular area there is so much forest, that there is plenty for the deer to eat.  Only a few flowers fell to them this past summer (the nice bright red ones!).

Hi Ron - You would think Connecticut would be a bit too populated for many deer, but their population has been growing steadily rather than diminishing.  Honestly, I rarely saw a deer as a kid growing up here.

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

Hi Gloria - That is so true.  I know my eldest child would love to have those antlers!

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

Yep, I recognize them, and when they're not walking though your backyard, they're chewing on the plants in my yard. Be a good neighbor, please and keep you pets over there?

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 5 years ago
Love it! We have quite a few deer that graze their way through ours and neighbors yards - and sometimes they see people and just kind of freeze - pretty sure they're saying "if I stand still, I'm invisible".
Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA (Managing Broker - City Realty Inc) about 5 years ago

That is one Smart Deer!  

     With a rack like that, he needs to stay out of sight.

 

 

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker) about 5 years ago

Hi Ed - I do my best to keep them right here safe and sound.  : )

Hi Nancy - One of my kids explained to me that when they freeze they are trying to figure you out and make sure you are not threatening.  If they start stamping their feet, they are trying to get you to move.  Once we do move, they continue their munching . . . especially in Ed's yard.  They must not find him too threatening.  : )

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

Hi Fred - Yes, and it is nice that he isn't standing in the road either . . .

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

Thanks, Chris, for sharing the photographs.  This is a very good reminder to real estate professionals that if you do not make yourself stand out, you can go unnoticed.

Enjoy the holiday season and the local events that add so much to the quality of life in our communities.

Garden feature in the Kentlands community.  Photograph by Roy Kelley.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

Love that - protected ground.  I love looking at deer.  I think they are so cute and pretty.  There are a lot in our area.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 5 years ago

As much as my mom hated them eating her roses and everything else in site, they are pretty to watch. Great camo - for the deer~! Have a great weekend!

Posted by Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer (Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing) about 5 years ago

Hi Roy - With your camera, the deer probably wouldn't blend in as much in the picture as it does to the eye!  One of these days . . .

Hi Debbie - The wildlife in the area know that they are completely safe on our yard.  They can munch until they drop and we will just enjoy watching them.

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

Hi Tammy - A few roses in trade for being able to enjoy such a majestic animal . . . A good trade in my book (but then I don't grow roses).  : )

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

Deer are amazing with their color.  When I seen them on occasion in the woods, they seem to have a magic ability to disappear.

Posted by Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS (Troxel Realty Co. LLC) about 5 years ago

Hi Michael - Rather like chameleons!

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago
I guess our deer have figured I'm not very threatening either as they really LOVE munching my veggie garden!
Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA (Managing Broker - City Realty Inc) about 5 years ago

Hi Nancy - I think I might not be quite so happy to see them if they were sharing my vegetables.  I guess I will just have to shop the farmer's market and let the deer eat my other plants.  : )

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago
We do always end up supplementing our garden with Farmer's market ( or vice versa) because despite a fence and netting, the deer are convinced we really do want to share with them - and so we do! :)
Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA (Managing Broker - City Realty Inc) about 5 years ago

Hi Nancy - What a great attitude!  You can try to encourage them to move along, but you can be please when they stay, too.

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) about 5 years ago

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