It seems innocent enough: tossing out food deer love to eat to help them survive during the harsh winter months. But the problem is, feeding them something that is not part of their routine diet can make them sick or even kill them. Deer graze and eat what is available to them, so when they come across an ample new food supply -- like dried corn -- their stomachs aren't adjusted to digest it. If they eat too much, they can get something called "acidosis," which causes them to severely bloat. If you want to help, remove brush and leave your garden untrimmed so deer can graze from those sources of wild feed.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION