the ground is totally frozen in my neck of the woods. The water went right thru the snow pack and froze over the ground. Deer are walking on top of the snow...and with below zero windchills coming, it's gona be tough for at least the next ten days...
Mostly no snow here in the SW PA lowlands. Quite a departure from the last couple years I think ? As we were getting most of the snow, and the northern half seemingly more spared of it ? How is an animal surviving in the New England states this winter ? PA is a comparative walk in the park.
In weather like this, deer tend to look up for food items to fill their stomach as opposed to down. It may not be as nutritious, but it typically is enough to get them through. They are pretty hearty animals when it comes to survival. Am I off base?
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The weak, injured, and sick animals might not make it, but that's natures way of keeping the herd in check. As for the other ones, they know what to do.... I'm sure they'll be fine. I've been seeing a lot of deer close to houses lately. hey have been keying in on the ornamental evergreen shrubs and bushes.
Yesterday I saw a flock of turkey's feeding where a farmer had just spread manure. Farmer said he always makes sure he unloads in that area when the weather makes it tough for the critters. He also leaves a few corners of corn standing in a back field.
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