I was just up in Prince Rupert, BC and there were deer all over the city. Saw some earlier this summer in Port Alberni as well.
Now, from what I understand of BC/Canadian gun and hunting laws, you can't hunt with a firearm within 15m of a road. Which makes a city entirely off limit. Extra bonus: no cougars!
Is this little guy likely to be aware of that? He certainly didn't really pay me much attention. We're also out of their hunting season here, but not by much as it starts in September.
i.e. would you expect a deer to be more skittish if encountered in the woods, but near a city which they frequent?
I remember a zoologist claiming to show one radio-collared deer changing its grazing pattern entirely as soon as the hunting season opened, complete with maps of pre-season vs in-season movements for that particular animal. Which is got me curious about whether they'd clue in on "urban safety".