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The Trouble With Deer in Timonium

What is being done or what can be done about the overpopulation of deer?

I live in Mays Chapel and in the past few weeks I have seen so many deer, dead and alive, in the road. What is being done about the overpopulation? And what is the time frame for picking up the carcasses? Some of them have been left along Padonia Road for at least three days. 

Not only did we have a fatality right around the corner, during daylight hours, caused by a deer striking a car, but on my way to work this morning, I am still traumatized by what I saw.

On Padonia Road, heading away from York Road, a public school bus was stopped because it had struck a deer. It's head, with large antlers was flailing around as it was trying to get up.

I have never seen the so many deer in the almost 10 years that I have lived in this area. Are they planning on doing some kind of culling of them? I don't know if there were any students on the bus or not, but I certainly would not want to see a whole bus load of students get hurt because of this.

In addition, this is a primarily elder neighborhood, and I fear for my neighbors who do not have the ability to react quickly to a deer running across the road.

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M. Sullivan November 16, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Maybe, if Baltimore County didn't allow development on every inch of available land, the deer would have somewhere to live. Maybe, if the "animal rights" nuts didn't come screaming out of the woodwork, more controlled hunting would be allowed and the population reduced.
Ann Roberts November 17, 2012 at 01:46 PM
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Ann Roberts November 17, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Car accidents involving deer are a concern. Humane treatment of animals is also important to most of us. Controlled kills by closing selected parks, reservoirs, and other wooded areas and having trained sharpshooters come in for a day or two is the most efficient, humane way to do it. Bowhunting is the cruelest way and poses a danger to hikers, bikers, , and others who use the outdoor wooded areas.
Glen November 17, 2012 at 06:20 PM
As the recent fatal accident demonstrates, in most cases you are probably better off hitting the deer in front of your car than hitting a tree or pole. Not pretty and it will do some serious damage, but the tree or pole will not give at all.

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