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Please Deer...

Are any of you familiar with this article about deer populations on the west side of the city?  I live on the west side and I haven't had problems with or noticed that many deer.

I was mostly surprised that we needed to make it illegal to feed deer.  Perhaps it's because I spent so much time in Northern Wisconsin as a kid, but I know feeding deer isn't the best use of my time.  Sure, they are beautiful creatures and I love to see them, but bringing them too close to people causes more than problems with damaged landscape and property.  I would expect (though I have no statistics) car accidents involving deer might go up when deer are encouraged into residential areas and across major roadways.  I would expect feed would bring in other creatures as well, like mice and rats.  Deer ticks also come to mind...

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