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    Went out on the front deck this morning and saw this guy drinking from the pond.
    He's about the same size as my wife's Subaru.

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    Apex herbivorer, drink all you want, haha.
     
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    It's a monster.....that guy is huge.

    Bigger visitor to my pond was my neighbors 100lb. Lab, who decided to plop down and cool off in there.
     
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    Yeah, he certainly looks intimidating...
    He's a steer though (castrated) so he scares away just as easily as the other 20 cows that were with him this morning. One cow actually fell into the pond this morning, and as it was climbing out I'm sure it did some damage to the liner.
    Probably give me the reason to get rid of the liner next year and go to bentonite...
     
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    At least it was able to climb out, but sorry about the liner.
     
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    Thanks Tula, don't worry about the liner.
    "If I knew then what I know now".... I would have used bentonite from the start.
     
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    My visitors over the years have been 2 baby bears in my apple tree and 1 of marty's cows and deer and my stinky skunk ..Glad I don't see one of those here
     
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    Can you collect damages from owner ?
     
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    No, the cows were on our property with my permission. It's fine.
     
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    I was expecting a picture of another moose.... Great picture. Boy those horns are huge.
     
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    I just never know with you @MitchM ! Good grief - he's a big fella!
     
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    Darn huge! The deer have hoofed their way out of my pond a few times, so far, even with those sharp hooves, no damage.
     
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    Glad you took it so casually @MitchM
    He's a big un!
     
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    The cows are pretty healthy and calm, so nothing to fret about.

    cas, I wouldn't bore you with another moose picture!;)
    That cow is a Texas Longhorn.
     
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    Your pictures are never boring. I love it that he stuck around long enough for you to get his picture. And he even looked at the camera! Have you had any moose come back to your pond?
     
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    I think that steer would let me come up to him and touch him, if I was patient enough. I wouldn't want to be in the way of those horns though if he turned his head suddenly.
    We haven't seen moose here in a while, the grizzly bear population is increasing (that's a good thing) so we've seen more of those lately. Maybe that's why no moose.
    No bears in the yard yet though, that I know of.
     
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