Deer Nuisance

close up of buck in corner of back yard

Here is my story for The Euclid Observer but I know it won't be published.

  I wonder how many of my fellow residents are fed up with the deer encroaching in postage-stamp yards, eating up plants/grass and blocking streets sometimes eight at a time.   I have had nothing but problems in my small yard.    I recently dug up already-gnawed tulips that were given to us by my father-in-law before 1987 when he died.    They were kept in his memory but I haven't seen a bloom for years.      I have logged the deer appearances since Nov. and here are the results:  at least 33 sightings in my yard, the neighbors' yards and a few on the streets varying from one to eight deer at a time.    I have had 5 or 6 ten feet or less from my back porch; have had a buck chase another deer in my yard twice; have had the buck and 3 deer sleeping overnight in my back yard.    These are just the times I have seen them; I'm certain they are here more often.   There has been one safety Council meeting and one is planned for the future.   I have reported many incidences to the Mayor and Council.   I am sure there are people in the city and on Council who love God's creatures.    If they have experienced what I have plus being concerned for my safety working in my yard, they might feel otherwise.  The deer are around night and day; this is getting way too dangerous.    Last Spring, there were four fawns in my yard; one got stuck in the neighbor's broken fence and there will be more born this year increasing the population.     These deer need culled or entirely removed from the city.   

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Jean Brehm


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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 4:26 PM, 04.01.2020