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Cemetery Copes With Deer Eating Gravesite Flowers

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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.

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.

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