Letters to the Editor

Letter | Deer should be removed from the Island

Recently, two accidents involving deer on Mercer Island have been reported. The phrase “deer in headlights” has a strong basis in fact. Deer do not adjust to automobile traffic.

Perhaps I’m particularly sensitive to this because when I lived in Denver, a neighbor of mine was killed by a deer that attempted to jump over her car, but landed in the front windshield instead and kicked the poor woman to death.

Mercer Island is not a rural area and deer have no place in our urban setting.

Placing caution signs on Gallagher Hill is a weak attempt by the city to protect the citizens (and the deer).

In short, the city should take the necessary steps to remove the deer from the Island immediately.

Tim Crowe


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