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Coronavirus Allows Wildlife To Be Fearless

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

While everyone is staying at home during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, deer herds are not shying away from urban settings. With lack of people around, deer are becoming fearless, entering into territories they would typically avoid such as the city.

Alan Morris snapped a photo near the University of Pittsburgh showing deer munching on grass. Deer are not city dwellers; but because they aren't around people, they feel confident that they can eat as much as they want without disturbances.

The coronavirus is asking questions including whether or not wildlife migration patterns and eating habits will change in the next few months. To protect landscapes from deer damage during and after the pandemic, it is advised to install wildlife fencing to keep deer at bay. 

Once life goes back to normal, deer may run for the hills and re-evaluate ways to find food in rural and urban environments.