Study: Deer putting huge financial strain on southwestern Conn.

REDDING - A new study says deer are putting a big financial strain on southwestern Connecticut.

The report, commissioned by the Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance, cites $179 million in deer-related expenses in 2008, ranging from landscape and automotive damages to the costs associated with Lyme disease.

David Streit, the alliance's head, says it is up to the experts at the state Department of Environmental Protection to come up with a solution. The DEP says it is still reviewing the study.

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