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Larry Bauder: There is no solution to this problem, unless you are willing to dismantle your ‘urban area’ and leave that land to mother nature and her creatures. Whatever we do, let’s hope we don’t blame them for having a better sense of smell than humans. It’s their planet too! That’s what you get for building an ‘urban area’ in the middle of a zoo.
Donna Makeiv Dean: It was reported a couple of years ago that a 13 deer went through Tim Horton’s drive thru in Penticton. (I don’t believe they ordered anything) I saw a herd of 12 go down Bennett Street in Penticton one early evening. That is a large group for being in town.
Stephanie Salsnek: It baffles me, however that we could live in Willowbrook Valley from 1987 and never see deer or even deer ‘sign’ until 2 well meaning residents raised a pair of fawns each in 2008. Now we have a herd of 40+ whose behaviours astonish well
Jim Stewart: The deer were here first … we need to adapt, not them, we are supposed to be the smart ones.
Stephanie Salsnek: I’d agree totally IF indeed we’d had the slightest sign of any deer in our area for more than 20 years… they haven’t wanted our particular parcels until they were reintroduced by well meaning humans. NOW we’re in a dilemma
Anita Beauclair: I don’t appreciate having my cedars eaten and I’m sure that most people don’t like having their gardens and flowers eaten. The deer are taking advantage but we’re the bad guy’s for wanting nice yards and gardens? We could all build ‘deer
Keith Nichol: The deer where here first,,its not their fault we built on land where they used to feel safe. 19 minutes ago