Wild deer are com­ing into Bright as well

Myrtleford Times - - News -

I WAS in­ter­ested to read Hazel Cooper’s let­ter in the Times Ob­server about feral deer and their de­struc­tive­ness.

I was out­side my home in the early hours re­cently check­ing on the weather and was very sur­prised to hear a deer run from the track at the back of my prop­erty to my side fence.

This is only me­tres from one of the main roads into Bright and close to the cen­tre of the town.

It bel­lowed very loudly – and I’m told this is a ‘warn­ing’ call.

Over the years I have had many an­i­mals at the back of my prop­erty, or in­side it, but this is the first time I’ve heard deer this close.

There have been kan­ga­roos, wal­la­bies, echidna, rab­bits and snakes.

One of the most id­i­otic com­ments I’ve ever read was from a for­mer res­i­dent of this area, Jenny O’Con­nor – now mayor of In­digo.

She said of kan­ga­roos: “We’ll have to learn to live with them”.

Does she re­alise how many peo­ple are killed or badly in­jured from these an­i­mals on our roads?

If deer are al­lowed to breed up there will be the same im­pact from them.

Car ac­ci­dents as a re­sult of deer – and the con­se­quences of these – are prob­a­bly al­ready hap­pen­ing. Val Art­ley, Bright

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