Deer near Falmouth gas station a cause for concern
This letter is both a complaint and a warning.
The warning is to drivers on Town Road and Highway 1 in the Petro-Can area of Falmouth.
Recently, as a passenger in a compact vehicle, we nearly hit, and I do mean nearly, a deer on Highway 1, between the Highway 101 access and the Petro-Can. On a walk through the neighbourhood, I saw what may have been the very same deer standing in the brush just off road. This animal may be part of the same herd that continues to be pests in this area. No vegetable garden or ornamental flowers are safe from their predation.
I have run into one deer on the 101 near here, several years ago, nearly hit two in the same area, have seen a dead deer in the ditch not long ago, and, as I recall, someone was killed on the 101 near here, a year or two ago.
A call to Natural Resources, while treated respectfully, has not resulted in any solution. Additionally, it would be helpful if the very few misguided residents would cease encouraging these deer to make this area a home.
Charles Sweet, Falmouth