After 44 years here, deer are the intruders

Please, whoever is in a position to do it – please relieve us of the four-legged pests

Please, whoever is in a position to do it – please relieve us of the four-legged pests that are causing so much pain to the region’s gardeners and farmers. When we moved into our Saanich home 44 years ago, we were in a semi-rural area with horse pastures and greenhouses all around. There were no deer.   We prepared an area for a vegetable garden and were successful in raising delicious produce. For nearly forty years we were free of deer. One morning this week there were four of them in our yard, munching on the new growth on the raspberry canes. And note that our neighbourhood is no longer rural. To those who would argue that the deer were here first I boldly proclaim that they were not here for the first 40 years of our residency. They are intruders. Please, do something to get rid of them.

Robert McCue, Saanich