Port Blair, May 11: It is believe that due to increase in population, Deer of Ross Island are facing serious shortage of food. The tiny island doesn’t have much grazing land for the Deer, making things more difficult for them, during summer season.
Photographs available with Andaman Sheekha show that due to shortage of food Deer even enters inside the campus of sailors’ accommodation at Ross and eat food stuffs and drink water from drain.
Recently the dare devil act of two Deer to escape from Ross Island also indicates severe shortage of grazing land and water at Ross Island.
When Andaman Sheekha contacted a senior Forest officer, he said that he can’t comment on this issue as the Ross Island is under Andaman and Nicobar Command.