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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Nick B. Fernando January 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Slow down when driving through this small town, be aware of the areas that are hazardous, pay attention to your surroundings- these are basic concepts of driving. If you can't handle that and get killed by a deer I think we can chalk it up as "thinning the herd." ;)
Molly January 12, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Oh the humanity!! The sky is falling!! Abandon all hope!!! Some deer crossed a road!! I repeat, some deer crossed a road!! Hit the Panic Button!! Get to the bunker !!
Chocolate January 12, 2013 at 07:45 PM
I think this blog is really funny if you substitute the word republican for the word deer.
Patch reader January 13, 2013 at 06:22 PM
What bugs me is when I'm driving down Walker Rd and some inconsiderate IDIOT is tailgating me to go faster than 40 mph. First of all, I'm not interested in getting a ticket for $135.00 just because you need to get home in time to watch your 'Redneck vacation' program. Plus, I don't want to hit any deer!!! Sure wish the A.Lake police department would pay more attention (ticket) to those who think its ok to harass other drivers into breaking the law. Be nice if our city could selectively cull the deer so they don't have to starve to death this winter.
Dave January 17, 2013 at 03:28 PM
I say ticket the deer for causing a dangerous condition on the road. And remember "deer kill humans!!"
Terska February 16, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Ten minutes? Ten Minutes? Maybe you should have walked to Giant Eagle. It would have been faster. Next time set your DVR to record Ted Nugent when he is on Hannity's show. The driver that can't remember to be careful at that busy deer crossing and gets into two separate collisions with them just might not be a smart as the deer.
Rudolph Reindeer February 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM
This might be an excellent place for one of those "Deer Crossing" signs to which our author, a highly esteemed Patch columnist, has elsewhere in these pages objected. Speaking personally on behalf of my ilk, I would cross here if I saw it. It could save lives...Think about it, Humans of Avon and environs.
John McMillan February 16, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Can't believe you are calling animals "idiots"...pot? kettle?
DAJF73 February 17, 2013 at 06:05 PM
If this is such an issue for you, why did you move into the deer's natural habitat and set up your home there in the first place?
Mark Lestrange February 17, 2013 at 08:37 PM
John North February 17, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Kathleen O'Brien Wilhelm - you are the finest troll ever birthed.
Mr. Sam February 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM
I must now visit this site on the regular just to see the wonderful word stylings of this new community legend. The Larry the Cable Guy reference really helps to solidify the authors argument.
Matt Berry February 18, 2013 at 01:42 PM
"Deer are dumb animals, kill humans, destroy vegetation and spread disease." Hmmmm...sounds familiar. You can replace "deer" with "humans" and it will still make sense.
Jamie Jones February 18, 2013 at 02:46 PM
AND of all things, they did it across the street exiting an apple orchard !!!! WTH are they doing in an apple orchard.......I agree with Mr. Fernando, slow down, be aware, and pay attention AND enjoy the beauty......I think this writer is dumber than the deer.
Irish Guy 53213 February 18, 2013 at 05:54 PM
MAybe she will next suggest culling the hreds of Bison in Yellowstone. They are big and smelly and hold up traffic there as well. So irritating!
Andrew Gamet February 18, 2013 at 07:19 PM
See, and the real kicker is that even if Obama did spend some of his hard-earned, back-alley abortion money on some new "Deer Signs", it'd be a waste since, as we all now know, deer can't read. Thanks for nothing, Brock! All sarcasm aside, I think you're just tremendous. Nowadays, the right tend to do a fine job of covering up their stupidity (relatively speaking). With this article, and others like it, it makes it easier for the reader to dismiss and move on. Kudos to you, madam.
Grand Exalted Leader, BPOE February 18, 2013 at 09:39 PM
For God's sake Rudolph, it's bad enough Kathleen's campaigning to stamp out all deer in our time - imagine when she finds out about the herds of elk rampaging through Ohio.
Sue Lawosn February 19, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Too funny!!!
Sue Lawosn February 19, 2013 at 05:32 PM
You're right! Like this sentence, "I have watched the cable channel and have seen your concern that something be done regarding the overpopulation of deer."
Sue Lawosn February 19, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Good point!!!
Sue Lawosn February 19, 2013 at 05:36 PM
The ONLY reason the deer took so long to cross was because he was reading the sign.....
Natalie February 19, 2013 at 08:43 PM
I love that her best idea is spending taxpayer money and manpower to kill these deer rather than putting up a sign to warn motorists. amazing
r3t0dd February 20, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Pffffft. Deer can't even read signs, so what good would that do? God, you're dumb!
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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