Wild deer are coming into Bright as well
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