Deer Are Losing Their Hair

Baldness cures always seemed like a viable business in P.G.

Deer Baldness

 

Since 2009, researchers have collected hair and blood samples from more than 600 deer and elk with symptoms ranging from a scruffy-looking coat to almost complete baldness, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday.

So far, the hair loss has been linked to an invasive species of biting lice that normally feeds on fallow deer native to Europe and Asia. The deer respond by biting and scratching, which researchers believe could be leading to the hair loss, Greg Gerstenberg, a senior wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told the Chronicle.

Deer Are Losing Their Hair

No Sleeping-In Along Pacific Grove Triathlon Route

No rest for late sleepers along the coast both days this weekend.

Saturday’s races will include the Olympic Distance Triathlon, starting at 7:15 a.m.; the Junior Elite race at 11:45 a.m., and the California Elite Series Triathlon at noon.

Sunday the Sprint Distance Triathlon starts at 7:15 a.m. Both days will feature a health fitness expo.

No Sleeping In Along Pacific Grove Triathlon Route