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Where Deer Fear to Tread - or Just Plain Can't

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A world with deer (left) versus a world without them (right). The difference is stark and extends from the ground to the canopy -- birds, mice, and chipmunks are more abundent without deer.
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A world with deer (left) versus a world without them (right). The difference is stark and extends from the ground to the canopy -- birds, mice, and chipmunks are more abundent without deer.

What if you age, and there's no one following in your footsteps, to take your place? That's a big question when it comes to our local forests, which are unable to replenish themselves, or nurture the next generation, because of too many deer. Environmental reporter Sabri Ben-Achour visits a place where no deer have trod for decades, to get a closer look.

[Music: "A Forest" by The Cure from Seventeen Seconds]

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