I find this so amusing! This afternoon I received an email from a blog reader telling me a way to string up a solar electric fence for deer. Thanks Tracey! I can’t have any kind of electric fense but you know how google has ads on gmail that are relative to your mail. Kinda like my blog these days .. anyone notice?
This is a picture I took not long after we moved here. At times there are as many as 13 or 14 deer in my back yard.
Anyway, one of the ads on the email was for a company that sells deer fencing. I’m not even going to say their name but I clicked on their ad. Nice website but . . here’s what I found on there. This is not verbatim because the info is no longer there . . thanks to me!
This is part of what was on the website:
The first thing you must determine is how tall you fence must be. Deer cannot jump higher than 5 feet so a 5 foot fence is sufficient!”
It honestly said that! Have you ever watched a deer step over an 8 foot fence with ease?
I felt the need to write them and basically ask them if they had ever seen deer in Missouri because they’re big and they can jump much higher than 5 feet.
They wrote me back and said “That’s on our webpage? Where?” So, I took my precious time, went back to their website, copied the URL, sent it back and told them it was just left of the last picture.
They then wrote me back and said this .. honest!
“We’re taking that information down because it is incorrect. Deer can jump 10 feet. Our fencing is 7 feet and that is sufficient to keep them out of your garden!”
Huh? I don’t think I’ll be doing business with this knowledgeable company. Maybe this might be as effective.