Oh, deer! Time to talk turkey about urban wildlife

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  • Turkeys on West 11th at Bailey Hill
  • 11th Avenue near Oregon campus
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Brian Wolfer from 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.

Ty Steele and Bill Goetz from KVAL News looked at turkey, deer and other urban wildlife for a story set to air on KVAL News at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

"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."

In this photo by YouNews reporter _Sean_, turkeys take to downtown Eugene and pass by Pizza Pipeline on Charnelton Street.