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Plant Species Defending Themselves Against Deer

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The European arrival in British Columbia resulted in an explosive growth of the deer population. This is particularly true in the Gulf Islands, where there natural predators (cougars, bears and wolves) have virtually been eliminated. Deer populations can be as high as 170 animals per square-kilometer. Now there are reports of plant species defending themselves against deer.

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