A sad roadside reminder of the perils to urban wildlife

From Angelino Heights to El Sereno, coyote sightings have become common place in urban neighborhoods. But deer? Mt. Washington resident Todd Frankel was driving along the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock when he was surprised and saddened to see the corpse of a deer by the side of the road:

“I was driving on the 134 east and about 1/4 mile before the Figueroa off ramp [when] I saw a deceased deer on the side of the freeway,” Frankel said in a email. “It had obviously been hit by a car and somehow was moved to the side of the freeway. What a sight to see a deer in Eagle Rock. There have been claims (and even a blurry photo) of deer sightings on Mount Washington in the past 2 years, but this is the first time that I have actually seen one in NELA. Too bad it was this way.”

Photo by r._neches via Flickr

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