Veterinarian Michael Villar has been working with the Texas Department of Public Health to monitor the deer population in his Deer Park home, and he says he’s seen more deer than he can count.
“It’s been a lot more deer,” Villar told The Associated Press on Thursday.
“We’ve had to change the bait, we’ve had more than 50,000 and I’m seeing them in the grass.”
There are so many people in Deer Park that we’ve only seen about 50, so it’s a lot of people.
“There’s been so many deer that we’re not sure how we can be sure they’re all dead, so we’re seeing them all the time.”
Villar, who has been caring for the dogs in his family’s Deer Park property for the past three years, said he was able to track the deer numbers in his area with a GPS device.
The deer in his backyard range from about two to three feet high, and they eat everything, he said.
Villar said he’s been monitoring the deer since late February.
He said his data shows more than 1,100 deer in the area, and there are about 250 more deer that are not considered a threat.
Villard has not been able to see a deer for weeks and is currently not keeping track of any deer that have been spotted in the surrounding area.
Villas data shows about 150 deer have been in his deer park for the last three years.
Villars family said they’re not aware of any other health concerns with the deer.
Villers dogs are the main reason they are here, he added.
Villarr said the Deer Park population has increased by about 100, but he added that they don’t have the animals in a large enough population to justify keeping the dogs on the property.
“We have to keep them in here because they’re the best dog,” Villarr explained.
“The only thing I have to do is take them off the property, and that’s how they get around.”
People will say it’s because of the deer,” he said, “but they’ll be wrong.
“Villarr is a board certified veterinarian who has worked in Deer Lake and La Quinta, but said he has not worked on the Deer Lake property in a while.
He is also a board member of the Texas Deer Park Association.
The association has not responded to a request for comment on whether it is aware of the increase in deer populations in the Deer Camp.
Texas Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services spokesman John Bragg said the agency doesn’t comment on individual deer populations.
Villar has spent more than a decade working with his dogs in Deer Camp, and the dogs have given him a chance to be a part of a different community. “
We’re monitoring the population, and we’ll continue to monitor them to see how we do that,” Bragg told The AP.
Villar has spent more than a decade working with his dogs in Deer Camp, and the dogs have given him a chance to be a part of a different community.
This is my home, he explained.
I love my dogs.
I love my people, and I love Deer Camp,” Villars mother, Lisa, said.
The family has been in Deer Ranch for about 30 years, but the dogs are still not allowed on the ranch property.
(This photo is from a video posted on the group’s Facebook page in January.)
Villars wife, Kimberly, has been involved in her husband’s work since the dogs were first introduced.
He and Lisa both work for the state and have both been part of the organization.