San Jose Senior Community To Sterilize Deer Herd After Population Explosion
SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — A gated California senior community overrun by deer has decided to sterilize the critters.
The deer population has doubled in two years to a herd of 170 at The Villages in the San Jose foothills. The 1,200-acre development has 4,000 residents.
The deer are no longer intimidated by people and they are sometimes aggressive, including attacks on dogs. Additionally, the deer destroy about $150,000 worth of landscaping each year.
The wildlife management company White Buffalo is tranquilizing and spaying the does in a mobile medical lab each night through Feb. 4.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the sterilization plan.
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