Thursday, October 27, 2005

Deer on the Loose

As if we needed further evidence that the local white-tailed deer population has grown beyond what the natural areas can support, yesterday one young male deer took a jaunt through Georgetown. The yearling buck entered at least two stores along Wisconsin Avenue before being tranquilized by animal control officers. Acting on the hypothesis that the deer had come from Rock Creek Park, they deposited him back there. But really, at that location, the deer could have come from several other places, including the C&O Canal and Glover Archibold Park. It would not surprise me if this deer took to the streets again as Rock Creek is already pretty well saturated with white-tailed deer.