Invasion of the Axis Deer June 18, 2014 Texas

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Invasion of the Axis Deer June 18, 2014 Texas,
... Originally from southern India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, the axis deer was introduced to Texas in 1932, ideally as a game animal... They were restricted to farms and controlled hunting sites ...  as often happens with animals in captivity, many axis deer eventually escaped to run wild around Texas. While the vast majority of axis deer remain in captivity, over 6,000 of them now roam freely ...

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