Nassau eyes deer population after inc...

Nassau eyes deer population after increased sightings

There are 83 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 29, 2008, titled Nassau eyes deer population after increased sightings. In it, Newsday reports that:

Leslie Caronia stopped, dumbfounded, as she and a friend walked along Oyster Bay Road.

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Bejezuz

Raritan, NJ

#24 Jun 30, 2008
We need to release coyotes back onto LI to control the Deer and Geese. It can be done with sterilizaton so their population doesnt get out of control. And if you own a Paris Hilton rat dog, go out and buy a real one you h omos.
The Cleveland Steamer

Cleveland, OH

#25 Jun 30, 2008
rcs wrote:
Lets drill for oil where they play
and watch the ecos go crazy!
Lets drill for oil in your head.....there has to be someting in there??!!
Gaztor Nation

Cumming, GA

#26 Jun 30, 2008
Badtothebone wrote:
This is what happens when people don't want hunting. The deer on Long Island don't have any preditors and they continue to populate. The same thing applies to people who don't want insect spraying and you have to deal with ticks and mosquitos. Wake up people, you can't have your cake and eat it too, so suck it up. Now all of you people who think "Bambi" is so cute can deal with the situation. Let's see if you sing another tune when your expensive ornamental shrubs get eaten, your kids get tick infested, and your car gets totaled or you go through the windshield. I know what it's like. I hit a deer on Chapman Blvd. in Manorville to the tune of $4000.00 for repairs and had the shrubs eaten around my home. I had to go out and chase the deer away but they always come back. Awwww aren't they cute? Have fun!!
If you look back in time before the developers took over and brought housing and roads, you will find the same conclusion as the rest of us...."The Animals were here first"
Just like the Native American until they were moved off their lands.
Sorry to hear about your $4000 in damages to your auto...That can be fixed! Once you mow down the animal it is over...
Here's a thought....Move off the Island to the City and you won't have to complain or "KILL" Bambi.

Since: Mar 07

Englishtown, NJ

#27 Jun 30, 2008
I live in a cape cod and have petunia, impatiens, hostas and other ornamentals in my yard. I don't live in a McMansion. The deer come to my yard every night. They rub on my trees and remove the bark which damages the tree. They eat my hostas to the ground, they eat the flowers off my plants. They have even come up on the porch and eaten the flowers from my flowerpots. In the winter time they eat the ewes, canadian hemlocks and anything else that meets their appetite. I have now resorted to buy perennials that repel deer. I have lived on Long Island my entire life and have never seen so many deer. They are destructive.

For those of you who think we're complainers, I can only hope that you don't have the same problem as we do in eastern suffolk. They look cute to you now. Just wait.
Bob

Fowler, IN

#28 Jun 30, 2008
I live in western Indiana, and it is common to see herds of over a hundred deer. When food is available, deer will have twins after the second season. We have a lot of deer strikes by cars every year, even though we allow extensive hunting. Fences would have to be 10 feet tall to keep deer out. They can jump 8 feet from a standstill. Do any of the counties affected allow bow hunting? That is a safe and effective method, when close to homes. This problem, as you see it, will not go away.
Bonacker

Port Washington, NY

#29 Jun 30, 2008
Deer have been a huge problem in Suffolk for a long time. From Islip east deer are quite a common site unless you live in a densely suburban area. The problem is particularly bad in Brookhaven and the North Fork. The problem here on the South Fork has existed for some time and has not appeared to get worse in my opinion. Places like Westhampton Beach and Bellport have even seen deer crossing Main St. in town! I kid you not. Suffolk has a 2 month bow season and a 2 week shotgun season in January.
Round - em Up

AOL

#30 Jun 30, 2008
we all remember what happened to BAMBI's father, right?
liner

Bronx, NY

#31 Jun 30, 2008
Unfortunately, this is what happens when you suburbanize, then urbanize a rural area. People and wild animals become incompatible. I don't have any answers.
Matt

Port Washington, NY

#32 Jun 30, 2008
The story suggests that the deer population is thriving and therefore they are expanding into Nassau. However, that seems hard to believe since there has been rapid growth and development over the past few years; namely out east in areas that deer used to live. It is not that they are expanding but that they are being pushed (note the increase in deer related auto accidents.) These deer that we see in parts of Western Suffolk and Nassau are just part of a trail of tears due to us moving out east. I no longer have sympathy for homeowners who have to replace flowers or have a vegetable go missing once in a while. Don't worry, all the “havoc” that the deer cause will soon be a thing off the past on LI.
Pandadoll

Garfield, NJ

#33 Jun 30, 2008
Get rid of the people.

Keep the deer.
joeblow

Denver, CO

#34 Jun 30, 2008
Matt wrote:
The story suggests that the deer population is thriving and therefore they are expanding into Nassau. However, that seems hard to believe since there has been rapid growth and development over the past few years; namely out east in areas that deer used to live. It is not that they are expanding but that they are being pushed (note the increase in deer related auto accidents.) These deer that we see in parts of Western Suffolk and Nassau are just part of a trail of tears due to us moving out east. I no longer have sympathy for homeowners who have to replace flowers or have a vegetable go missing once in a while. Don't worry, all the “havoc” that the deer cause will soon be a thing off the past on LI.
exactly the deer were here first.
don't move to a place that has wildlife (deer, turkeys, racoons, foxes, horses, etc) and then complain about it. animals are part of nature and belong here, there are too many people here that don't belong.
John-Willy Park

Holtsville, NY

#35 Jun 30, 2008
Badtothebone wrote:
This is what happens when people don't want hunting. The deer on Long Island don't have any preditors and they continue to populate. The same thing applies to people who don't want insect spraying and you have to deal with ticks and mosquitos. Wake up people, you can't have your cake and eat it too, so suck it up. Now all of you people who think "Bambi" is so cute can deal with the situation. Let's see if you sing another tune when your expensive ornamental shrubs get eaten, your kids get tick infested, and your car gets totaled or you go through the windshield. I know what it's like. I hit a deer on Chapman Blvd. in Manorville to the tune of $4000.00 for repairs and had the shrubs eaten around my home. I had to go out and chase the deer away but they always come back. Awwww aren't they cute? Have fun!!
Same things happen when people don't want deportation for illegal aliens.
fri guy

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#36 Jun 30, 2008
Gaztor Nation wrote:
<quoted text>
If you look back in time before the developers took over and brought housing and roads, you will find the same conclusion as the rest of us...."The Animals were here first"
Just like the Native American until they were moved off their lands.
Sorry to hear about your $4000 in damages to your auto...That can be fixed! Once you mow down the animal it is over...
Here's a thought....Move off the Island to the City and you won't have to complain or "KILL" Bambi.
Moving to the City won't help...saw a doe and two fawns in the old w72nd St yards last thursday. Deer and coyotes are probably the two most adaptable animals in the world. Deer can survive anywhere there is vegetation,while coyotes,being omnivores can survive anywhere.
I Have His Wallet

United States

#37 Jun 30, 2008
fri guy wrote:
<quoted text>
Moving to the City won't help...saw a doe and two fawns in the old w72nd St yards last thursday. Deer and coyotes are probably the two most adaptable animals in the world. Deer can survive anywhere there is vegetation,while coyotes,being omnivores can survive anywhere.
Also some coyotes are "Super Geniuses" too!!!
I Have His Wallet

United States

#38 Jun 30, 2008
I have no problem with deer. I hate racoons!!! They crap on my woodpile and I have three bungie cords holding my garbage can closed. Hate em!
Deerslayer

Albany, NY

#39 Jun 30, 2008
Looks like we will be culling LI.

“I'm Back - sort of”

Since: Mar 08

Anytown USA

#40 Jun 30, 2008
Venison it's what's for dinner.
George Bush

Tucson, AZ

#42 Jun 30, 2008
fri guy wrote:
<quoted text>
Moving to the City won't help...saw a doe and two fawns in the old w72nd St yards last thursday. Deer and coyotes are probably the two most adaptable animals in the world. Deer can survive anywhere there is vegetation,while coyotes,being omnivores can survive anywhere.
The wet back is the most adatable animal. Second, the cockaroacha. Never confuse the two.

“We need another Reagan!”

Since: Sep 07

Somewhere in Nassau County, NY

#44 Jun 30, 2008
elphaba_ wrote:
Venison it's what's for dinner.
That's what I was thinking!!!

mmm mmm!!!

“I'm Back - sort of”

Since: Mar 08

Anytown USA

#45 Jun 30, 2008
George Bush wrote:
<quoted text>
The wet back is the most adatable animal. Second, the cockaroacha. Never confuse the two.
Well George I hate to tell you but the cockroach while a part of the Animalia Kingdom is not generally referred to as an animal. You are right not to confuse the two though.

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