In the beginning of things men were animals and animals men. ~ Algonquin saying

"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons." ~ The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Monday, July 12, 2010

Aggressive Deer Attacking Oregon Residents

Deer are attacking residents in Ashland, Oregon. Deer have been attacking humans and dogs; one crashed through a store window.

"Oh deer."
The message written on a boarded-up window at the high-end downtown clothing store Nimbus early this week is a sentiment many people share in the city, where dozens of deer roam.
During this summer's fawning season, which ends late this month, does have continued to cause problems in Ashland. One crashed through Nimbus' window Saturday and several have attacked people walking their dogs in recent weeks.

"Part of the concern is that deer in towns like Ashland have lost their fear of humans, and if they're not afraid of humans anymore, they're going to come closer and there's going to be more of these encounters. In reality, we need to be hazing the deer, by chasing them or spraying them with garden hoses."
Vargas and Don Robertson, the city's parks director, said their agencies have no plans to reduce the deer population.

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