It's not the greatest photograph, but look closely - deer damage. Now normally I would be sympathetic towards the vineyard owner whose vines had suffered such damage. I have had unwanted deer in Vinoland, most recently when a neighbours falling tree peeled up the deer fence and a couple of deer took advantage of the situation. This time, however, I don't feel sympathetic at all.
To cut a long story short - a young deer has been trapped for at least 8 days in a neighbourhood vineyard. And for most of that time, the unfortunate deer has been wandering around with a broken lower jaw, an injury undoubtedly sustained as it has tried, in vain, to jump over the fencing to freedom. (When I first saw the deer, more than a week ago, it only had a bloody forehead. It is unlikely that this deer will survive it's injuries.) Several phone calls here and there, i.e. vineyard management company, winery, but as of 6 pm last night the deer was still captive. I did not see the poor little mite today. I am disgusted.
Deer fences are meant to keep deer out, not in. Eight days locked inside a vineyard seems very cruel to me. This (unnamed) winery definitely has enough resources at their disposal that they could have made this situation good as early as last Monday, but no. They have felt it necessary to inflict ongoing, needless suffering on one of God's good creatures. Add to that extremely poor neighbour relations and a distinct disregard for the stewardship of the land. I certainly won't be buying their wine ever again.