Oh, deer, we have problem

Over the past few years we personally experienced a total of four accidents with deer at large on B.C. highways.

To the Editor,

Over the past few years we personally experienced a total of four accidents with deer at large on B.C. highways. The last one occurred a few months ago and fortunately only damaged our vehicle. However, under slightly different circumstances it could have caused the loss of both of our lives and many others.

For these reasons mentioned I am wondering what other people’s thoughts are about animals that cause severe damage to our vehicles and bodily harm.

When I read about cougars attacking humans I cringe. We also know that when apple season arrives we can expect bears at our property as fruit is on their shopping list.

I don’t know what the total yearly damage is by just deer alone, but what I do know is that our damage over a period of seven years is about $6800 paid by ICBC. I am thinking of a large fenced wildlife area, maybe like our provincial park up north. What are others’ thoughts?

I know my thoughts are out of the box but not so long ago “No Smoking” was an out-of-the-box issue too. Maybe it’s worth thinking about.

Ary Sala,

Fanny Bay

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