Deer will accept anything that does not prove to be a serious threat.
I can literally chase deer around my front yard at night, and they will stay just beyond butt-kicking distance (because that's what I'm trying to do to them to keep them awayfrom my roses). But they have no real fear of me as long as I'm 5 feet away. And this includes 3 1/2 year-old bucks, not just does and fawns. Althouogh I'm growing a bit wary of that 3 1/2 year-old buck. He's got about 40 pounds on me and a bunch of daggers on his head!
BSK!! you at night in your yard defending the "roses".....i cant stop laughing......i have a vision............
I guarantee the reality is even worse than your vision. I'm usually in a robe and slippers while chasing the deer around (they like to show up around midnight).
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan
"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James
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