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AROUND SLOVAKIA: HIGH TATRAS

Deer in Tatranská Lomnica pose for photographs

RECENTLY, deer grazing right in the centre of Tatranská Lomnica have been admired by both locals and visitors to this district in the High Tatras.

RECENTLY, deer grazing right in the centre of Tatranská Lomnica have been admired by both locals and visitors to this district in the High Tatras.

Two does grazing just a few metres from The Road of Freedom near a man-made bobsleigh track were photographed in May by tourists and drivers passing through this part of the Tatras. Sometimes it seemed that the deer really were posing for the cameras. The does did not appear to be disturbed by people, even when they came as close as several metres. Instead of escaping to the woods, after a while the does headed for the residential section of Tatranská Lomnica, the SITA newswire wrote.

According to zoologist Jozef Kováč of the State Woods of the Tatra National Park, the does belong to a herd of about 10 deer living in Tatranská Lomnica and its surroundings. He says that in recent years it has become fairly common to see a herd of deer directly in the village centre. Kováč thinks the deer have grown accustomed to the presence of people, who sometimes feed them.

But food is not the only reason for deer to avail themselves of the hospitality of humans. Kováč said they felt safer close to settlements, as the wolves they fear will not approach human dwellings. On the downside, deer crossing roads in Tatranská Lomnica can be hazardous to drivers.

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