Spoiled Milford deer

Real Estate Agent with Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor

Some hunters call them "Kensington Deer" because they probably spend at least part of their day in Kensington Metropark.  Hunting isn't allowed in Kensington but for the past several years, they've been having sharp-shooters "cull" the herd sometime in February.  I think one of the main characteristics of Kensington deer is that they are somewhat tame (used to seeing people) and I think that is why hunters like them.

Spoiled Milford deer eyeing a bird feeder

I like them because I like most animals and love to have them visit my yard.  Truth be told, I "bait" deer to get them to stop by.  Now, because they found CWD (chronic wasting disease) in one deer from a private breeding facility in Kent County, I'm not going to be allowed to feed the deer this winter.

Why, I wonder, are private breeding facilities allowed in a state in which deer herds need to be culled yearly?  Just asking.


Laura Degiovanni

The Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor



Comments (3)

Jon Boyd
Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers Agent


Is that picture from your yard?

And I'm sorry to hear about the CWD problem.

Sep 12, 2008 07:01 AM
Laura Degiovanni
Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor - Milford, MI
Milford Exclusive Buyer Agent

Hi Jon,

Yes, that IS my yard and those are my spoiled Milford deer!  Since you hadn't heard about CWD, I'm guessing that you are not a hunter and/or that you do not feed deer in your yard.

Sep 12, 2008 08:29 AM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Beautiful deer and a nice photo! Thanks for sharing!

Sep 19, 2008 08:15 AM