Kindra Mammone loves deer. And that’s why she wants you to stay away from them.
Even though they seem sweet and cuddly, these quiet creatures who seem to love wandering into your yard or street are still wild animals. “We’re moving into their space, and they’re trying to learn to live in the space that we’re re-creating,” says Mammone, who’s the Executive Director of CLAWS, a nonprofit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
That, of course, can lead to some strange (a baby deer being bottle-fed) and sad (a deer getting hit by a car) situations. To keep them happy and healthy, the best thing we can do is to give them their space—and be mindful in situations where they might be encroaching on ours, like on the road.
Here are 5 simple ways to do that.
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