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It's a short swim from the Bronx to Inwood Hill Park, and about two weeks ago, this white-tailed deer made it!  A patron reported seeing a wet deer by the Dyckeman ball fields, and sure enough the deer was found (almost not found because it blended in so well) resting by a pile of dirt, rocks and some shrubs.  
Why this individual broke away from the herd and where is it today is a mystery.  Maybe spooked by a dog or human, or chased away by a competing male... What isn't a mystery is that deer populations are growing and they are reported more frequently throughout the 5 boroughs. 
Read more about this trend in this NY Times blog article from last October:
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/05/deer-are-found-on-brooklyn-coast-in-disturbing-circumstances/ 
 


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