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The Deer Issue: Council--get 'er done, please!

Avon Lake City Council must not buckle to a few--cull the deer and protect people, please.

Dear Council:

I have watched the cable channel and have seen your concern that something be done regarding the overpopulation of deer. It has been two mating seasons for deer, however,  and I am still waiting to have these deer culled.

The overpopulation of deer is a safety issue. Council and the City of Avon Lake is on alert that deer are a safety issue and this city is responsible for doing nothing.

This week Jan.4 more than 10 deer stopped traffic walking across Walker Roads from the apple orchard on the south of Walker Road to the American Legion directly across the street on the north by Giant Eagle. It was with much distress that these deer walked across the road rather than scatter to cars and hurt or kill drivers who were stopped waiting for these idiot animals to get off the road.

Then a day later, five deer ran across the same road in the same place! Finally, Sunday in the same area one deer walked up the ditch and stood by the edge of the road and stopped traffic for almost 10 minutes while drivers waited to see if the deer would cross the street or come at them. This deer scattered back to the ditch.

The three incidents in one week were not coincidence as much as usual happenings in this specific area. SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED! I have had two cars damaged by these deer.

Council must, must do something as someone is going to get killed. With the many senior citizens, new teen drivers and travelers unaware of the deer along our roads, the need to kill deer is now.

Please begin this process now.

After I sent this email to council on January 7, two more separate incidents of a herd of deer crossed both Lear Road and again on Walker Road. Vehicles were held up with many, like me, hoping that these dumb animals did not run to our cars as is very often the case. Deer are dumb animals, kill humans, destroy vegetation and spread disease--please get rid of them as Mentor is doing today!

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Bard February 20, 2013 at 03:44 PM
I worry everyday about the deer overpopulating America. What if they try to get the right to vote? We need stronger voter ID laws to prevent the deer from electing all those liberal environmentalists!! The deer have to stop wasting our tax dollars and get jobs.
Kimber Malloy February 20, 2013 at 05:09 PM
PLUS they all have so many babies there going to take over our language. Pretty soon we all will be speaking dear, not english!
Bard February 20, 2013 at 10:12 PM
If I'm cruising down the road listening to Lee Greenwood or Billy Ray Cyrus, I don't want to have to worry about hitting a deer. Also, if I'm listening to a Larry the Cable Guy book on tape, same thing, these deer just support big government.
Dortor Wu May 09, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Yes, I approve. We must exterminate all lower forms of life at once. Only then shall man be truly safe as their rightful masters of the human race!
Kristi January 10, 2014 at 04:22 PM
I wish I had time to watch the local cable channel, email council, write a blog, and apparently sit on Walker Road for hours on end to see if deer are crossing the road! But I don't so I'll just say that I hope the city tries non-lethal methods first and does not allow culling in our neighborhoods. After all, errant arrows kill humans too! I'd rather take my chances with a deer crossing the road than some hunter stomping around my neighborhood with a crossbow.

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