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Cemetery copes with deer eating gravesite flowers

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Administrators of one Delaware cemetery are asking visitors to bring artificial flowers to gravesites, saying hungry deer are eating fresh floral arrangements there.

The News Journal of Wilmington, Del. reports ( ) that All Saints Cemetery has installed signs suggesting visitors bring faux foliage. Artificial floral arrangements are also being sold now at a cemetery office.

An assistant superintendent at the cemetery says groundskeepers have tried to keep the pesky deer away from funeral flowers by spraying them with a deer deterrent and covering them at night. But the official says problems with the hungry deer seem to have only gotten worse this year.

The plea comes at a peak cemetery visitation time for relatives and others paying respects to deceased loved ones around Christian observances of Palm Sunday and Easter.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.,

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