CDFW Monitoring Deer Mortalities Throughout State October 20, 2015 California

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CDFW Monitoring Deer Mortalities Throughout State October 20, 2015 California, CDFW News
... Over the last two years, CDFW’s Wildlife Investigations Lab (WIL) has received more than 50 reports of sick or dead deer in urbanized areas from Siskiyou County to Fresno County.  Evidence collected from deer carcasses suggests that adenovirus hemorrhagic disease is one of the main causes... Adenovirus symptoms include nasal and anal bleeding, foaming at the mouth, weakness and instability. It can strike fast and without warning. Residents can see apparently healthy deer one day and find them dead the next morning. The public can report sick or dead deer to their CDFW Regional office... deer and other species have to work harder to survive during drought conditions ...

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