National Geographic : 1939 Oct
© International News BARNEGAT PETE "WHISPERS" SECRETS TO A BOY FRIEND The pet deer "making up" to Byron Eno is well dressed in checkered blanket and flashy necklace, with his identification tag for a breastplate. He sleeps in a local store and romps with village children and dogs. During the hunting season, townspeople keep a close watch on his wanderings. Pete originally came to Barnegat, New Jersey, to escape a forest fire. ONE HUNDRED PER CENT DEER APPEAL Visitors to our nationalparks find ithard to resist such ashy, trustful, and wistful expression. Rangers and administrative officers continue todiscourage offerings of bread, waffles,flapjacks, and similar tidbits, which areactually bad for the deer. More serious, however, isthe fact that every year agreat many well meaning but thoughtless travelers areinjured by flying hoofs ortossing antlers.