Tree Mugger

I don’t know if this mule deer was still hurting after losing one of his antlers in a fight, but he sure helped himself to the medicine cabinet in our front yard this morning. It is said that the inner bark of the aspen tree has analgesic properties, and may even be the source of the name Aspirin. Whatever the reason, this young buck trashed our aspen tree pretty good while I watched, and he then proceeded to lick the inner bark and eat a few of the shavings. I hope it did him some good. The tree will probably die now, but they never live too long, anyway, so it’s not too big a deal. Meanwhile, my dog slept through the whole thing. Lazy mutt. *sigh*


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3 responses to “Tree Mugger

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Grunt’s Furball: “Protecting your trees is not in my job description.”


  2. At least he’s smart. He casts a sideways glance at deer and cats and tends to stay away from both. Probably because they look dangerous. He barks at Democrats, though. So, I’ll keep him.


  3. Speaking of dogs… Texas dude’s dog sneaks aboard ambulance so not to be left behind.
    The guy’s cat also snuck on board, but it got curious and managed to get locked into an equipment locker, and it won’t be discovered for another few days.