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Solution to Deer Problem: Where is It? Letter To The Editor

A year has passed, is there a solution in sight?

Dear Avon Lake City Council:

It has been one year since discussion was presented regarding too many deer and the need to cull them. Since then there's been consideration to ask residents not to feed them, give deer birth control to these dumb destructive animals, but not, no, nothing regarding killing these dangerous, dumb animals. Will you be responsible for doing nothing?

Deer are in pockets by Giant Eagle on Walker Road, near the Ohio Assembly Plant, down Miller Road, and on Walker and Jaycox. Motorists have swerved and crossed the medium, been hit by these animals and yet council has not acted to eliminate this problem. Laughingly, if these deer were bear, vicious dogs, or mosquitoes something might be done sooner than later, but deer? What is being done right now?

Last week, when I was driving down Walker, five deer walked across the street and missed my car. Unlike what I heard on the city's cable channel that deer have become so smart that they know when to cross the street, the deer that I encountered were animals that almost got me killed. These animals have gone beyond being a nuisance; they are not cute, but they are dangerous.

What is our city going to do as it is mating season for these animals that destroy vegetation, spread ticks and destroy or kill motorist?

Do not be afraid of the residents who think deer can talk, know when to cross streets or plaster orange signs reading DO NOT HUNT. Be afraid that someone is going to get killed by these stupid animals.

Kathleen Wilhelm

Avon Lake

C Clay November 11, 2012 at 12:39 PM
What happens if you do nothing? Drive slower and more attentive? Treat your dog with Frontline? Protect your garden from pests? I mean I don't know- I just moved here- the most aggravating things for me are to clean up their poop and having my freshly bathed dog rub himself in their urine (or whatever it is) in the yard. Seems to me like if I drove as inattentive as I used to- I'd have already hit several. My driving skills have actually improved since I've lived here LOL.
joe mama November 14, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I think if the city will not act on this they need to share in the expense of repair bill to cars from deer collisions.
Kristen LePrevost November 19, 2012 at 06:38 PM
I have to disagree...at least once a week I have to slam on my breaks to avoid hitting one while they cross the street and I have my kids in the car....also..we've had big rutting bucks in our backyard that do not run away from humans and I worry could charge the kids...so it needs to be addressed even though I like the deer too..many of them also do not look very healthy so allowing their overpopulation isn't humane to them either...
Kimber Malloy November 19, 2012 at 08:17 PM
agree with Kristen 100%, its almost ironic (sad actually) that North Ridgeville IS doing it and mightly Avon Lake (are we really anymore?...NO) just had ANOTHER 3 hour meeting and the result? MORE meetings. One year and counting.......
Patch reader November 24, 2012 at 09:43 PM
I wonder how much it cost to repair the patrol car that hit a deer on Jaycox?

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