Deer, oh dear:
Outcasts - the deer live here too
MapleLine Magazine: November 3, 2010
by Mary P. Brooke
SOOKE, BC. The District of Sooke in its Fall 2010 newsletter asked residents not to feed the deer as a way of attempting to manage the local deer population. In many urban areas of Greater Victoria deer can be a nuisance (eating gardens) or even a hazard (being struck on highways). See: Deer Smart.
Karen Longland of Double D Gardens has observed more male deer in recent years: “This is nature’s way of self-culling. Fewer does mean fewer fawns.”
Longland feeds COB (corn, oats, and barley together with some molasses) to regular ongulate visitors at her plant nursery on Maple Avenue South. “Housing development is taking away their natural habitat. It’s good to work cooperatively with nature in our rural area.” Two of her named deer-pals are Greta and a buck named Rascal. MM
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