Deer becoming more urbanised
Appeared on Space For Nature on 13th January 2004
Deer are becoming, more and more, a feature of the urban environment. In Lancashire, sightings of deer around houses and in gardens have increased markedly.
The Lancashire Wildlife Trust have confirmed that herds of Roe, Fallow and Muntjac deer are more frequently seen in the urban environment as their populations have expanded in the countryside. It is thought that in some places, Muntjacs may actually be as numerous as red foxes. Despite the increase in populations in rural areas, farmers are not, according to the NFU, reporting a serious problem.
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