Monday, June 26, 2006

Deer Me!

Apparently the Southern Illinois Deer insurgency is won –at least for this year- following the death of Deer al-Zarqawi a few days ago.
CARBONDALE — The end of the month marks the end of the fawning season for deer, and not a moment too soon for officials at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Police and wildlife experts have been watching the woods since May, when they began an education campaign to warn people about deer who would aggressively protect their young in the area. In the meantime, they’ve handled four separate instances of deer attacks, the last of which resulted in a doe being shot by an officer, then euthanized.

Since then, SIUC wildlife cooperative scientist Clay Nielsen said everything has been quiet.
I would expect renewed Deer-on-Man violence to flare again next year. And God help us if a Deer/Emu alliance is struck!

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