We see them everywhere. If you are a gardener, they are a pest. Motorists think that they are a danger. They are suspected of spreading the dangerous Lime disease. But if you are none of the above, you probably enjoy seeing them whenever you can. We are talking about white tail deer of course.
But the most serious problem with the deer over population is something that is a lot less obvious and largely unknown. People have created conditions resulting in far more deer than the environment can handle. Our local natural environment has greatly exceeded its ecological carrying capacity for deer. This has led to the decline and elimination of other animals and plants. We are loosing biodiversity.
The brief video discusses the causes, effects and solutions to the deer overpopulation problem.
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For a more complete discussion: http://www.pwconserve.org/wildlife/mammals/deer/deer.html