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Fall is deer season, slow down, look out

October through February is mating, or rutting, season for the black-tailed deer that inhabit our Santa Cruz Mountain range.  The peak of the season is November through December. That means deer are going to be more active, often running across … Continue reading

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Beware of deer

Fall is here and that means it’s dear rutting season — a time when testosterone driven bucks are on the hunt for does and when does, fawns and bucks are grazing together. Rutting season also means two things could happen: … Continue reading

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Fall is deer rutting season, drive carefully

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What’s up with all the dead deer on the sides of the road these days? I was just ambushed by one a few days ago on Highway 17 south of Scotts Valley. It was predawn when … Continue reading

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Caltrans preventing wildlife from becoming road kill on Highway 17

     Street Smarts reader Jack Heringer, of Redwood Estates, called to report seeing a dead mountain lion cub on the side of Highway 17 on his way toward Los Gatos last week.        Heringer said he fears the concrete … Continue reading

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