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Letter: Deer are a welcome part of the community

Dear Editor, In reply to Kevin Sjogren ‘Deer problem in town not being dealt with’ Aug 26: We are all privileged to be able to share our space with the deer in town. They bring joy and a sense of peace.
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Dear Editor,

In reply to Kevin Sjogren ‘Deer problem in town not being dealt with’ Aug 26: We are all privileged to be able to share our space with the deer in town.

They bring joy and a sense of peace.

They keep us company in all four seasons and tough out the roughest winter weather pawing the snow for some nutrient reward from the brown vegetation that seems impossible to be able to yield any nutrients.

I walk my dog daily and run into the deer regularly - it’s part of the walk and the joy of the community.

I have never had a deer charge or show aggression - not once in 11 years - night, day, dawn or dusk.

We’ve weaved through a dozen on the pathway in Drake Landing close enough to smell them in the winter.

They snack in our flower
garden, prune the shrubs and train the trees to stretch tall.

We don’t complain we feel privileged.

Let’s stop complaining and asking the ‘town’ or ‘government’ to solve our problems. Let’s solve real problems and not waste time on what should be enjoyed. As for the droppings, use them to fertilize your lawn and garden.

Dan Gillis

Okotoks




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