Deer causing damage

Mike Davis’s letter in your March 18 edition contained the most common sense observations that I have read.

Mike Davis’s letter in your March 18 edition contained the most common sense observations that I have read concerning the deer problem.

In essence, Mr. Davis noted that the presence of deer here is a fairly recent event and during his 74 years of living on the Peninsula, the deer population has proliferated from zero up until the mid-1980s to the many hundreds that are here today.

He observes that their presence here is not natural, that these urban deer should be acknowledged as being pests causing untold damage and nuisance and should be eradicated.

Some animal-lovers have advocated that the damage caused by deer can be controlled by  fencing. What a good idea — why not fence their property and keep the deer that they are so fond of inside!

Bryan Holmes, North Saanich