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Originally posted by SheeplFlavoredAgain
reply to post by olliemc84
No wild or free roaming turkeys are in my immediate area as far as I know. We have an agricultural reserve near me but the only birds that seem to be thriving right now are hawks and eagles. There have even been Bald Eagle sightings! There are no game birds nearby that I know of. The controlled hunts have helped. Last summer and this summer I was able to have a few flowering plants and tomatoes in my yard and that is the first time that's happened out of the whole 7 years I've lived here.
I've warned the kids in my neighborhood but they don't pay any heed nor do their parents. My dad has contracted Lyme disease and my own kid ended up covered in deer ticks in our front yard when we had a picnic on the lawn. Fortunately I saw them right away and got them off of her. We got her tested and she came up negative. I'm the only holdout who won't let my lawn service do pesticide or herbicide application so I suppose i deserve to have the tick problem but if the respiratory irritation I get when my neighbors spray is any indication, I'll take my chance with the ticks. Fungus overgrowth has been so bad the past couple of years and so have the mosquitoes, spray or no spray, we end up spending our outdoor time on the pavement anyway.
When I first saw the pics of this deer in this thread I first thought of some kind of fungus. My battles with fungus infiltrating my house, all my plants and even my aquarium have been unbelievable. I've never seen anything like it in the long years my dad and I collectively have been in the hobby.
Originally posted by olliemc84
We had a tick issue when I was a kid so my father brought home some guinea hens. They are like tick vacuum cleaners. But I bet your neighbors wouldn't like you anymore if your brought them home. They have to be the most annoying bird in the world lmao.
Originally posted by Pervius
Different deer with pictures and explanation:
Likely from human pollution.