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Deer visitors to towns.

DEER wander into urban areas, including Huddersfield.

The revelation came from the RSPCA after the Examiner reported that firefighters had to pull a dead deer out of a canal not far from Huddersfield town centre.

Crews were called to retrieve the carcass from Huddersfield Broad Canal off Old Fieldhouse Lane, Deighton, close to Leeds Road, at 9.30am on Monday.

An RSPCA officer was alerted, but the call was cancelled after firefighters said the deer was dead.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: "Deer do live mainly in woodland, but some, particularly muntjac and roe types, are commonplace in many of Britain's towns and cities.

"This is possibly because milder winters mean more deer survive, leading to greater demand for territory, pushing some deer into urban areas.

"In addition, many urban areas have trees and shrubs planted alongside new roads and in parks, creating a fresh habitat for deer."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 6, 2008
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