Heidi Click: People a bigger threat
November 1, 2010
To the editor:
The deer are dangerous? A threat? I disagree that the deer are to blame when there are incidents.
People are more dangerous and more of a threat than deer have ever been.
I see cars chasing deer. Yes, in town.
I see people on bikes chasing deer. Idiots on foot chasing deer and throwing things at deer. Dogs chasing deer into traffic is a common sight where I live.
It's been said that deer in rut are dangerous. (True, but have you ever been to Mather's on a Saturday night?)
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If the deer are aggressive, perhaps this is why. I think we should taser the deer tormentors so the deer will be less inclined to be aggressive towards us (which is not my experience).
I have never been chased by a deer, or had a deer throw things at me. Do you really think shooting deer will be a deterrent to others moving in?
Give me a break. The possibility of death row doesn't do much to deter our "advanced brain" criminals. I doubt the deer will be on the outskirts of town thinking, "Maaan, I really want to raid that garden over there, but I haven't seen Phil since he went in there a week ago. Nah, better stay out of city limits."
It's absurd to me that so much effort is being wasted on the "deer epidemic problem," when there are so, so, so many legitimate issues that need attention.
So, deer, if you are reading this, you are welcome in my yard any time. Co-existing with nature is a positive experience for me. That's why I live in the country.