Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Deer Insurgency Redux

Heh.

CARBONDALE -- The story of deer attacking pedestrians on the Southern Illinois University campus in Carbondale is drawing national attention.

SIU wildlife researcher Clay Nielsen is set to appear Sunday night on an hour-long Discovery Channel program called “When Animals Strike.”

The show features a series of segments highlighting unpleasant encounters between humans and animals, and the science behind such things.

Nielsen addresses a series of human-deer encounters at SIU during the summers of 2005 and 2006. That’s when a half dozen people required hospital care after being attacked by deer at the school. Several other people were threatened but unharmed.
Yeah, back in the (2005, 2006) day I blogged extensively about the Southern Illinois Deer Menace (see here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here). I blogged so much about it, I was paid a visit one night. Anyway, this bit of national coverage might expose the deer insurgency problem as it existed and take some of the heat off me.

1 comment:

nancy said...

My husband just took a picture of a moose in the wild near Rocky Mt. Nat'l Park and was later told by a local that somebody was killed by a moose the year before trying just that very stunt. Now it's become some sort of huge bragging right by my husband, like he wrestled the thing or something.