Question: What about reindeer predators?


Reindeer in the centre of Hammerfest, Norway

Image via Wikipedia

As described in a holiday-themed article at Reuters, the Norwegian government has responded to the fact that about 500 reindeer are killed annually in vehicle accidents. So far, officials have had roughly 2,000 reindeer tagged with reflective bands so that they’re more visible to motorists. The idea is intriguing, and I hope everything works out.

Thing is, I’m a little concerned over a different source of danger to reindeer. If they’re more visible to humans, aren’t they also more visible to predators? I assume the people behind the project considered this, but I’m not sure how the danger was dismissed.

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