Street Battles Feared As Herds Of Starving Deer Attack Urban Foxes
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Although I get the sentiment, this just wouldn't happen. Although both species are growing in number, an attack by the Deer, which is from the Cervidae family, is highly unlikely. The Deer (singular or plural) are herbivores so would be unlikely to be searching in our towns and cities for food, opting to stay in the woods, forests and fields they currently inhabit. Foxes will search domestic waste for food as they are omnivores (eating both meat and vegetation) and their target food is in decreasing numbers. Also already dead food is less dangerous to hunt.
If anything the Fox would attack the Deer if the circumstances were right, but the relative size and strength of the Deer would mean the fox would only be likely to attack if threatened or if the Deer was already injured in some way.
Perhaps I should change it to
"Savage mutant carnivorous deer attack anorak wearer".
I like a joke as much as the next man, no matter how educated they are, but they should work within the confines of reality. I find inaccuracies take away from the humour (or humor as they say in DC. Did I mention I was in DC?).
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