A number of deer were spotted wandering through the city today.
A caller saw them at Sargent and Sherbrook before they made their way downtown.
Manitoba Conservation says the deer were corralled near Broadway and steered back toward the river.
Deer are usually most active at dawn and dusk, but Ken Rebizant with Manitoba Conservation says it’s no surprise to see them during the day this time of year.
“Not only are they actively feeding for green vegetation, but they’re generally moving from their wintering yarding areas to their summering areas. That’s where they’re kind of spreading out.”
With more deer out and about, Rebizant says its a reminder to keep your eyes peeled when behind the wheel.
“At this time of year, they will be crossing roads and motorists, be cautious, especially in those areas that are signed with deer crossing signs. And just in general, especially at dawn and dusk.”
The last time Manitoba Conservation did a deer survey in the city was 2006, when they counted roughly 1,200. Rebizant thinks the number of deer might be half that now thanks to a number of harsh winters in the last decade.