Sunday, February 12, 2017

It's True – Victoria has received hardly any deer complaints

Through a Freedom of Information Request, DeerSafe Victoria has received all letters of complaint regarding urban deer that were sent to the municipality of Victoria between 2012 and 2016.  The following is a summary.
  • One garden complaint.

  • No complaints.

  • Four letters; two regarding traffic safety, one fearing for the safety of children, one regarding a neighbour feeding deer

  • Two garden complaints.

A Times Colonist article (All Eyes on Kootenay Deer Relocation Program, July 19, 2016) quoted Mayor Helps as stating that she hardly gets any complaints about deer.  That comment prompted four letters and two phone calls.

  • Four letters; three garden complaints (referencing the Mayor's comment in the Times Colonist) and one fearing for the safety of children.
  • Two phone calls logged; one garden complaint and one listing concerns about Lyme Disease, cougars and traffic incidents.