Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Deer With A Bad Eye – Caught In A Hammock – A Bad Idea.

Another Deer, probably with a bad eye.

I am just amazed by the amount of garden stuff wild animals can get entangled in… but if you have ever been in American suburbia over Christmas or Halloween, they really do fill up their gardens with all sorts, other than hammocks . Where do they keep it all?

It’s a good job there are no wild animals left in the UK, and even if there were, most people have sensibly built a 6ft fence around their garden anyway.

From http://www.prescottenews.com/index.php/news/current-news/item/30911-a-tricky-entanglement

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…” – Sir Walter Scott.

We’re not sure exactly what happened here, but somehow this deer got tangled up in what appears to be a hammock. This photo, sent to us by reader Jan Nelson, was taken near Gail Gardner in Prescott.

Arizona Game and Fish (AZGFD) are aware of the situation, and are trying to locate the deer. If they can find him, they will attempt to help extricate the deer from it’s entanglements. 

In an urban wildland interface, wildlife can find themselves in unexpected predicaments. Humans can make their yards safer for wildlife with prevention in mind, according to the Humane Society.

1. Make sure Jack-o-lanterns (especially those with candles) are out of reach, and preferably inside, shining through windows.
2. Wait to put up your outdoor Christmas lights until after the 1st week of December, which is the peak of the deer rut when they are most actively scraping their antlers.
3. Make sure your lights are attached firmly, using multiple short strands which will be less trouble if animals do get tangled up. Try not to string them across open areas. 
4. If you are going to put up bird feeders, make sure they are kept full all winter long. 
You can string together popcorn, cranberries and peanuts for a festive decoration that even the birds will love. 
5. Try to ensure that hammocks and game nets are up high and in areas safe from wildlife. Tie them up when not in use.

In the meantime, if you happen to see this unfortunate young buck, please do not attempt to approach it. Please report the sighting to AZGFD at 623.236.7201

 

Deer In Hammock Wears Police Jacket On Head

Yes, totally true. From CBC news in British Colombia


Here is the deer not knowing how to use a simple hammock properly.

Conservation officials are reminding rural homeowners to take down hammocks and volleyball nets on their properties after a large mule deer had to be removed with the help of a tranquilizer.

The four-point mule buck got himself tangled in a backyard hammock on Monday near Kimberley in the East Kootenay.

“He was pretty agitated. He had been working pretty hard to free himself,” said conservation officer Jeff Scott.

“Usually the more they fight, the more they get tangled in it. He had multiple layers wrapped around his antlers.”

Remove hammocks, wires, volleyball nets

Two officers attended and sedated the buck with a tranquilizer in order to cut the hammock from the animal’s antlers.

They later used a reversal agent and released the deer on site.

He was so embarrassed by his failure to use a simple hammock, that he covered his head with his jacket.

“Everything went well… shortly after, he was on his feet and on his way.”

Scott said he gets two to three calls a year of animals being tangled in “some kind of wire, mesh, netting or hammocks.”

He said it is a good reminder for homeowners to clear their properties of hazards.

“Remove hammocks and wires in the fall when the deer, elk and moose are in the rut.”

Most gardens in the UK have 6ft fences around them any way, so I this this is probably more a Canadian problem, not to mention the lack of giant deer wandering around in London. But if you have a rope hammock or hanging chair, take all necessary precautions.

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Hammocks are becoming more popular.

Global Hammocks Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.45% during the period 2017-2021.

chart - hammocks getting more popular

“The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Popularity of rocking chair hammocks. Hammocks are currently being subjected to continuous innovations to cater the growing demand for leisure products. Vendors have come up with a combination of a rocking chair with hammock. Although they sacrifice the swinging ability of the hammock, they make up for that with the rocking ability. These products have a woven seat with a circular shape, which serves as a hammock canopy. These are more comfortable than traditional chairs good and are good for people who are unable to use traditional hammocks. Rocking chair hammocks are made of a metal frame that rocks back and forth. Cotton fabrics are attached to the frame through three different styles of weaving. Hammocks can hold a weight of up to 176 lbs and are large enough to hold a person.”

“According to analysts forecast the global hammocks market to grow at a CAGR of 17.45% during the period 2017-2021.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing participation in outdoor recreational activities. With the increase in fast-paced and hectic lifestyles, growing health consciousness, and need to engage in physical exercises, consumers, especially in regions such as Europe and North America, are opting for various ways to de-stress. Hence, they are willing to take up outdoor fun and adventurous activities, thereby pushing the demand for leisure activities and outdoor sports. A global increase in disposable income has also raised expenditure on recreational activities. Thereby further creating a high demand for outdoor activities such as camping. These factors are the primary drivers that will boost the global hammocks market during the forecast period.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Uncertainty in the prices of raw materials. The rising prices of high-quality raw materials will increase the overall manufacturing costs of hammocks. This added cost is usually transmitted to consumers in the form of increased prices, which can restrict volume purchases. Cotton, polypropylene, and polyester are the major raw materials used in the manufacture of hammocks. Recent hikes in commodity prices and the scarcity of raw materials had a negative impact on the profit margins of hammock manufacturers. On the other hand, the increased manufacturing capacity in China has particularly created a global shortage of raw materials. This is particularly evident in the prices of natural fibers such as cotton. The prices of artificial fibers like polypropylene and polyamide have also increased. The sheer scale and frequency of rises in the price of commodities have posed a significant challenge for the vendors in the market.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.