Eh column for May 23
Leave 'orphaned' critters alone The Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Resources are reminding people who find fawns and other baby animals "orphaned" in the woods in the next few weeks to leave them alone. Deer across the Northland w...
Leave 'orphaned' critters alone
The Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Resources are reminding people who find fawns and other baby animals "orphaned" in the woods in the next few weeks to leave them alone.
Deer across the Northland will start to have their fawns in coming days, and though they may appear to be abandoned, the doe probably is close by, feeding or hiding. If you see or suspect the mother has been killed, contact your local DNR wildlife office or conservation officer. Otherwise, leave the baby alone and move away as quickly as possible.
The Brule State Forest office notes that trying to feed fawns from a bottle can prove fatal to the deer. Cow milk can upset the
digestive system of a fawn, sometimes causing diarrhea that can dehydrate the fawn to the point that it can't be saved.
DTA offers discounted summer teen pass
Need to ride the bus this summer? If you're a teenager, you get a nice discount from the Duluth Transit Authority, where a three-month-unlimited-ride summer pass valued at $90 is being offered for $45.
In addition to the unlimited rides, the passes offer coupons to numerous Duluth businesses, including Carnival Thrillz in Canal Park, Incline Station Bowling Center, Great Lakes Aquarium, Lake Superior Zoo, the Omnimax Theatre, Duluth Huskies Baseball and Burger King restaurants.
Learn how to use your cell phone
The Duluth Verizon Wireless store at 2116 Maple Grove Road will hold several classes to teach people how to use their cell phones, regardless of brand or carrier. The classes will be held May 30, June 13 and June 27 from 8-9 a.m. and are free and open to the public.
Chase that cougar
Congdon Park Elementary School will hold a Congdon Cougar Chase May 30 at Lester Park, where kids will get a chance to chase the Congdon Elementary school mascot.
There also will be a 5K run/walk on the Lester Park ski trail for all ages.
Cost for the cougar chase is $10, while the 5K costs $20 until race day, when it goes to $25. Entry forms are available at Congdon Park School at 3116 E. Superior St., Duluth, or online at http://congdoncougarchase.wordpress.com .
Go to the Duluth Sheraton Hotel on Friday from 4-7 p.m. where you can sign up to be a friend of the Duluth City Parks and partake in a pig roast hosted by Bob Bennett of Restaurant 301 and the Sheraton Hotel. Admission is free. For more information, call 336-2709.