Wednesday, December 14, 2005

When deer attack

Suddenly, deer are attacking people, "for no reason," as I heard an expert say on CNN. This means, of course, "no reason that our species understands," and is kind of like saying that people from Russia "talk funny."

Imagine...a member of one species arbitrarily attacking a member of another species who has not done anything to harm it. What a concept.

One of the concerned parties on television said that it is no longer legal to kill deer where he lives, so it is impossible to "thin out" the deer population. The deer population needs thinning out because of habitat shortage. There is a habitat shortage because we took their habitats, therefore, we need to kill them, which is just conservation-speak for burning the village in order to save it.

I would much rather have the deer that used to inhabit my neighborhood than the two banks, cell phone store, smoothie shop, carpet store, two coffee shops, church, and clinics that are there now. "But they eat things in your garden!" So do the rabbits, and we use appropriate repellents to keep them at bay. I would rather deal with rabbits and deer trying to eat my plants than deal with the right-wing neighbors who put anti-choice signs all over their yards, let their dogs run loose, and drive 45 mph. in a school zone.

6 Comments:

A huge AMEN to that!

Ha ha! Aggressive deer. That's a new one. Idiots.

By Blogger Helen Wheels, at 9:08 PM  

Apparently, the attacks are increasing. But they are still a hell of a lot fairer than setting food out, hiding behind a tree, and then blowing off the head of the hungry deer, not to mention the motivation factor.

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