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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 05:37 PM

So.. in the middle of Denver, we have a mule deer

Last edited Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:42 PM - Edit history (1)

That has been a frequent visitor in our backyard. We have some low fences here (no pets) so it can be seen jumping from fence to fence.

Animal Control said to leave it alone. This area is as urban as it can go. The nearest wildlife refuge is about 15 miles northwest of Denver.

Amazing stuff.

Heres the deer:

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Reply So.. in the middle of Denver, we have a mule deer (Original post)
The Truth Is Here Feb 10 OP
red dog 1 Feb 10 #1
The Truth Is Here Feb 10 #6
red dog 1 Feb 11 #15
ZZenith Feb 10 #2
Laffy Kat Feb 10 #3
The Truth Is Here Feb 10 #7
Laffy Kat Feb 11 #8
The Truth Is Here Feb 11 #11
Laffy Kat Feb 11 #13
generalbetrayus Feb 12 #16
Laffy Kat Feb 12 #17
keithbvadu2 Feb 10 #4
Fla Dem Feb 10 #5
red dog 1 Feb 11 #14
magicarpet Feb 11 #9
The Truth Is Here Feb 11 #10
magicarpet Feb 11 #12
SunSeeker Feb 12 #18

Response to The Truth Is Here (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 05:41 PM

1. Do you have a video cam?

I'd love to see the mule deer.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:42 PM

6. Pic from phone

Edited OP

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:49 PM

15. Thanks for that

I love deer.

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 05:58 PM

2. Is it drought forcing them so far east?

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:05 PM

3. They are everywhere around here.

I live between Broomfield an Boulder and mule deer will gather just about anywhere there is food. Unfortunately they attract lions and coyotes and they also get hit by autos. It's sad. Circle of life, I guess.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:44 PM

7. Lafayette?

Was just up on Depot Hill rd about 3 weeks ago

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:09 AM

8. Yes! Are we neighbors?

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:30 AM

11. Still about 25 minutes from you though

Just down in central denver. I live close to George Washington High School in Denver.

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:51 AM

13. I lived in Cap. Hill during my 20s.

So much to do around there.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:57 PM

16. I live in Centaur Village West in Lafayette.

I've lived in Lafayette continuously since 1980.

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Response to generalbetrayus (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:28 PM

17. We are sooo close.

We should touch base sometime! I keep wanting to get DU-ers around here together, but it's so hard because I work nights.

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:30 PM

4. Went deer hunting... Got one!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:42 PM

5. What a dear!!!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:48 PM

14. Adorable!

Great photo, thanks.

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:57 AM

9. The deer heard there was a BBQ at your place,...

.... so he stopped by for some fix'ins.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:28 AM

10. While it is true that our grill is year round

We only use it twice a week during the winter and it is almost always steak or salmon... .

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:34 AM

12. No venison on that grill,.. they may find the backyard BBQ somewhat offensive....

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Response to The Truth Is Here (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:06 PM

18. Careful. That deer acting so fearless may have fatal CWD.

Experts Warn Fatal ‘Zombie’ Deer Disease Could Spread To Humans

By Nina Golgowski

02/12/2019 02:37 PM ET

Health experts are warning that a fatal infectious disease that is spreading across the country among deer, elk and moose may be transmittable to humans.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is described as a progressive, fatal disease that affects the brain, spinal cord and other tissues of animals, has been documented in at least 24 states as of January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The disease, which can take years for symptoms to appear after infection, is believed to spread through bodily fluids like feces, saliva, blood, or urine, by both direct and indirect contact in the environment. There are no treatments or vaccines.

The symptoms, which have been compared to those of zombies, may include drastic weight loss, stumbling, lack of coordination, listlessness, drooling, excessive thirst or urination, drooping ears, lack of fear of people, and aggression.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c62db95e4b0b50014a9f198/amp

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