Montauk Community Notes, October 02 - 27 East

Montauk Community Notes, October 02

authorStaff Writer on Sep 29, 2014
Recently, right on our patio, in broad daylight, I spied a young stag eating from a bag of apples. In autumn, deer seem more determined, nudging aside chicken-wire that was... more

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