I feel a great disappointment and sadness over the news of a possible deer cull in Oak Bay.
How sad that we cannot find a more creative and humane way to deal with these beautiful creatures. Complaints of them eating roses and preventing the “green” folks of Oak Bay from speeding along routes like Cadboro Bay just seem so trivial.
I never have a problem with the deer though I have a beautiful garden (cheaply fenced) and I commute by bicycle. We also have a dog and they never show aggression towards him, rather both sides show a natural curiosity towards the other.
I would support relocating the deer since their population is steadily growing and it is tragic to see them being culled by cars as the mayor suggests. It would be a great step for us if we could begin to endorse the “green” philosophy we so eagerly voted in last election and try to all slow down and smell the roses.
If we opt to cull the deer it will weigh over our society like a black cloud; Oak Bay will be known for its roses and nothing more.
I hope residents will protest this decision.