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Deer Dilemma postscript​: Md. spay program shows alternative

WASHINGTON - After rolling out the series "Deer Dilemma" about the National Park Service's plan to shoot deer in Rock Creek Park, WTOP heard from a group in Maryland that's been sterilizing deer as an alternative to killing them.

Throughout the last three years, more than 60 deer in the Phoenix area of Baltimore County have been spayed.

To capture them, the deer are shot with darts that put them to sleep.

"The procedure is actually less intrusive than when a dog or cat is spayed because what we are doing is just removing the doe's ovaries," says Enid Feinberg, volunteer president of the nonprofit group Wildlife Rescue, Inc., which is funding the experimental program.

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