Deer at Dickey Ridge, Skyline Drive
The green tag has a number and the deer wears a small transmitter. She's part of a tracking program designed to reveal the travel habits of the park's deer so that strategies can be put in place to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease. So far this serious illness has not reached the park, but it has been reported in a nearby state.
This isn't the first time I've seen one of the tagged deer. I saw one last summer while walking on a trail not far from this location on Dickey Ridge.
|"Nice collar! Where'd you get it?"|