Going Green

Saturday, July 26, 2008

New Capture Apparatus for Deer

For the uninformed: Bambi can be a dangerous critter. Between sharp hooves and antlers, they can defend themselves fairly well. Capturing them for research purposes can be hazardous to both the humans and the animals involved. Safe-handling apparatus is beneficial to both the captor and the captured.

ARS-Developed Apparatus Captures Deer Safely, Effectively and with Minimal Trauma

By Alfredo Flores
July 25, 2008

A portable device that allows researchers to humanely trap deer and other wildlife as part of field studies to control ticks and other parasites has been developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist.

The apparatus...(complete news release here).

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