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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:21 AM
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30. I lived in an area of Syracuse, NY that you could not call rural
and I saw deer walking down the street at midnight. I was shocked to see 6 deer casually strolling down the paved street. This was only the first time, though. I saw deer pretty regularly after that. While we were moving from that house, my son almost ran into one, while he was moving boxes, at 2:00 in the afternoon. I don't know who was more shocked, he or the deer.

Now, there are patches of woods, here and there, but nothing expansive. The deer have found that food is easy to find in our gardens, and animals like any intelligent being, likes to find easy food. I imagine that NJ has the same problem with deer. It's not really the lack of predators, but the abundance of easy food that bring in the deer, which bring in the bear. Not only is the deer bringing in the bears, but once here the bear find there is easy food, as in gardens, compost piles and garbage cans. Culling them is the only solution, at the moment.

And, some people like bear meat, my ex did. From what I understand it is quite a fatty meat, and so must be cooked properly.

zalinda
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