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How Do You Keep Deer Out of Your Garden?

When the rains stop, we'll see lots of deer. How do you keep the animals from eating up your plants? One reader suggested soap.

This week, we asked you for tips on keeping deer out of your backyard after Arnold residents started seeing the animals out and about.

Susie Boone, Arnold's parks and recreation director, said the deer are trying to save themselves from the flooding recent heavy rains caused on the Meramec River.

"We haven't received any complaints about the deer, but most people who live near the park are used to seeing them when the river rises," she said. "Once the waters recede, they'll go back to their natural habitat."

See previous story: Residents Near Arnold City Park Report Increased Presence of Deer

One commenter suggested hanging socks filled with bars of soap around the backyard. Another suggested fear-based repelent. 

With all this rain this weekend, we want to know: Anyone else have success at keeping deer out of their gardens?

r gahr May 06, 2013 at 03:20 AM
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