Ore. city says its downtown overrun with wildlife after deer crashes into store’s windowBy AP
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Deer crashes through window of store in Ore. city
ASHLAND, Ore. — A southern Oregon city says the nightlife in its downtown is more like wildlife.
The Ashland Daily Tidings reports that on July 3, a deer crashed through the window of Nimbus, a high-end clothing store downtown.
State wildlife biologist Mark Vargas says the doe likely had been spooked and didn’t see the glass.
A store saleswoman says the deer left no blood and didn’t appear seriously injured.
Police say several residents have been attacked by the animals this year, particularly while they were walking their dogs.
Local and state officials say killing the deer or using birth control darts is difficult and probably wouldn’t solve the problem. Ashland is next to forests that are full of deer.
Vargas says people need to stop feeding the animals and should scare them away.
Information from: The Ashland Daily Tidings, www.dailytidings.com
(This version corrects time element to July 3, not Saturday.)
Tags: Animals, Ashland, Mammals, North America, Oregon, United States, Wildlife