The ugly side of cute deer

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The ugly side of cute deer

Feeding animals may seem helpful, but it can be fatal
Was there training involved here? A deer sticks its head into a car for food at Greenmount Cemetery.
They probably won’t bite the hand that feeds them. Instead, deer likely will be hurt by food not suited to their digestive system, wildlife experts say.
Deer that hang out at Greenmount Cemetery have become habituated to taking food directly from people. This doesn’t make state Parks and Wildlife officers very happy. “Their digestive systems were set up to eat the natural browse that they normally eat,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager Steve McClung said.
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Parks and Wildlife: http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlifeDeeraspx
La Plata County Living with Wildlife: www.wildsmart.org

The ugly side of cute deer

Was there training involved here? A deer sticks its head into a car for food at Greenmount Cemetery.
They probably won’t bite the hand that feeds them. Instead, deer likely will be hurt by food not suited to their digestive system, wildlife experts say.
Deer that hang out at Greenmount Cemetery have become habituated to taking food directly from people. This doesn’t make state Parks and Wildlife officers very happy. “Their digestive systems were set up to eat the natural browse that they normally eat,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager Steve McClung said.
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