Deer oh deer!

Something needs to be done about the deer problem in the area

Parksville is a lovely, enjoyable city but it is being overrun by deer and rabbits.

We were a garden city but no more. Not only have water restrictions limited flower gardens, lawns and vegetable patches but grazing animals have eliminated almost all hope of growing a successful garden.

Councils encourage home owners to produce their own vegetables but do nothing about the explosion of deer and rabbits.

Fencing may help with rabbits but a six foot barrier is nothing to deer. Repellents are soon ignored and netting is yanked apart.

Vegetable patches and flower gardens are now restaurants for these animals and of little use to those who plant the seeds. Never mind the possibility of lime disease, an attack by an aggressive deer or a car accident, we can’t cull them because they are so cute.

Predators such as cougars are killed or removed the moment they are spotted, thus the destructive vegetarian populations become totally fearless and increase their numbers exponentially. If we remove the natural predators, then we humans must become the predators and keep these unchecked animal populations under control.

Debbie Lawrence

Parksville

 

 

 

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach versus Parksville – who wins?

Councils could take part in first-ever lawn bowling challenge

Ballenas grad to perform opera and art songs in Parksville to fund Prague trip

UBC music student Juliana Cook was asked to study and sing in the Czech Republic

Ravensong Waterdancers to get you in sync

Teams will perform 12 routines at watershow on April 28

Soccer Whalers trip 49ers 1-0 in high school clash

Ballenas now prepares for North Island championships

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

Party with extreme views on immigration running on Vancouver Island

Opposing candidate says National Citizens Alliance’s participation ‘highly problematic’

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Most Read