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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.