Re: "What to do if you hit a deer," Nov. 4.
Thank you for this article that shows some compassion for deer that are involved in collisions with vehicles.
The article clearly points out that although there is an increase in animal crashes, there is also an increase in all crashes. The driver interviewed in the article showed compassion for the deer that he hit. Feelings of care for the deer in human-deer encounters are not brought to our attention as often as deserved.
We have lived in Cordova Bay for 23 years and in that time have not seen an increase in the deer population, but have seen a large increase in vehicle traffic and the speed at which they travel, to the point that traffic-calming devices had to be installed.
As the article advises, slow down and be vigilant. In the event of a collision with an animal, there is more than damage done to your car - more often than not, the animal's life is lost.
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