You're right, to serious gardeners, "Bambi" is a four-letter word. The names "Bunny" and "Alvin" are usually not spoken in mixed company either.
Not only do deer and rabbits exploit different levels in the garden (what they can reach standing on their hind legs), they seem to have different preferences when it comes to eating. Deer eat some things rabbits won't touch, and vice versa. They both have hearty appetites, however, and just like people, their individual tastes span the spectrum of cuisines. One year I decided about all I could grow was Pepperoncini peppers, onions and garlic because the previous 2 or 3 seasons I harvested more than the neighbors and I could eat. Not even the insects had a taste for them. So I planted enough for a Sicilian army. Then a rabbit (or family of rabbits) moved in with a taste for Italian, and that was that. Lessons learned: "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" and "Just when you think you've got it figured out..." That was the year I decided to fence the rabbits out. I guess it keeps things interesting, but if I had to depend on feeding my family with what I grow, we'd starve, or at least have very upset stomachs.
This time of year my garden looks abandoned. But, being a glutton for punishment, I will, in all likelihood, be at again before long. Among other things, "Alvin", "Bambi" and "Bunny" can teach us a lot about humility, and it's not in my nature to accept defeat. Especially by animals a rung or two down on the evolutionary ladder.
If you have a problem with deer getting to your prized vegetables, don't bother with bok choy. They'll just phone for house fried rice to eat along with it!