Oh, deer! Time to talk turkey about urban wildlife

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Brian Wolfer with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said it's not so much that urban sprawl has pushed people into the wildlife's habitat. Instead, deer and turkey prefer the company of city folk to, say, coyotes.

"You don't have the same level of predation that you would have in a rural setting," he explained. "You don't have the hunting seasons. You don't have some of the other mortality factors influencing the animals."

YouNews reporter ladyvamp got this photo of a deer at 18th Avenue and Oakpatch outside an apartment complex.