Construction near Katy in the Houston area is “causing concern over wildlife pushed out of its habitat and into busy traffic.”
From KTRK – Houston:
They come out at night to feed but that’s about the only thing routine in the lives of a small herd of deer. They’re marooned on a shrinking island of trees and brush surrounded on all sides by traffic and increasing development.
People who work in the area have seen them for at least a year.
“So now we’ve been seeing these five that’ll stick their heads out in the mornings. And they’re stuck and there’s not much for them to eat out there,” witness Amy Painter said.
We spoke to a Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesperson by phone and were told the state doesn’t relocate deer.
Now those trying to save the deer are trying to find someone to relocate them if possible.
“At least trap these animals and get them to another location safe for them,” Painter said.