Imagine getting a knock on your door from a health official who’s there to warn you about the plague. That’s exactly what happened in Colorado Springs on Monday, after a deer was to be infected with the disease. “I enjoy the deer. I’m glad they come in the yard. I hate to see something happen to them.

It would be nice to know what can be done to protect the deer,” said Kent Vance, who’s lived in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood for most his life. Health experts say it’s extremely rare for a deer to get the plague. Despite that, for the first time in El Paso County, a deer that was found in Pleasant Valley has tested positive for the disease.The deer was euthanized last week. FULL REPORT