Victoria overrun by deer as some locals propose cull November 1, 2011 Canada

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Victoria overrun by deer as some locals propose cull November 1, 2011 Canada, Globe and Mail

... [a cull is] a time-consuming and controversial option requiring public consultation ...Contributing factors [to increased urban deer numbers] may include a drop in the number of natural predators, particularly cougars, changing social attitudes toward hunting, bylaws banning off-leash dogs and reduced winter kill due to milder weather, Dr. Arcese said.“Deer are quite adept at figuring out where they’re safe ... Murray Fyfe, medical health officer for the Vancouver Island Health Authority, said it’s “highly unlikely” that the deer population is putting humans at greater risk of contracting Lyme disease...

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