WHITTIER – It’s deer-breeding season, so the sight Wednesday of about 35 deer grazing on flowers and grass at Rose Hills Memorial Park was striking but not uncommon, officials for the cemetery said.“They come out and eat the flowers,” said Brenda Hawk, a receptionist at Rose Hills. “They’re pretty tame. You can watch them, but they’ll back away if you approach them.”Behind the cemetery is a wildlife preserve that encompasses the hills of Whittier and is protected by Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority.Andrea Gullo, executive director of the preservation organization, said it’s important that visitors do not feed the deer, which could become dependent on handouts.“Deer have enough water and food in the hills. They go where it is easy and available. The plants and artificial watering sources attract them to the cemetery,” Gullo said.“When they see a human, they’ll do an impression of a bush – they’ll freeze in place, try to blend into the landscape and then run away.” – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!