Deer near Fal­mouth gas sta­tion a cause for con­cern

Valley Journal Advertiser - - OPINION -

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

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