TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — City officials in Tuscaloosa have commissioned a study of the area's deer population following complaints from residents.

Tera Tubbs, director of the city's transportation department, tells WBRC-TV that the city will spend more than $4,000 to conduct the study next year.

Tubbs says it may be the first time the city has commissioned such a study.

Officials fear that an over-abundance of deer could lead to the animals damaging property or getting hit by cars.

The study will begin around the end of January. It could take a month to a month and a half to complete.


Information from: WBRC-TV, www.myfoxal.com