Urban Mule Deer with Christmas Lights

Wildlife numbers are increasing within many British Columbia municipalities, leading to more interactions with humans and our infrastructure. Interactions can lead to property damage, public safety issues, public health concerns, impacts on biodiversity, and death or suffering of wildlife. Deer, elk, coyotes, moose, geese, racoons, bears, and other animals can become more than a nuisance, putting themselves and humans at risk.

PHOTO: In the late summer and early fall deer rub their antlers on shrubs and small trees to remove the velvet covering of dried blood vessels. Antler rubbing continues throughout the fall and intensifies in November as breeding time approaches. Bucks use bush rubbing to leave scent from their forehead glands, which acts as olfactory warning message for other deer. It is also thought that rubbing may act like a mock shoving match to get them ready for sparring matches with other bucks. With this kind of behaviour it is easy to see how a deer could get in tangled with a string of Christmas lights.
Looks like the deer was looking for a plugin

Posted by larryhalverson larryhalverson, November 19, 2019 16:37

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Rocky Mountain Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus ssp. hemionus)

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larryhalverson

Date

November 13, 2008 01:33 PM MST

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