Nassau eyes deer population after increased sightings

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

“Way,Weather,Terr ain,Leadership”

Since: Apr 08

Oceanside, NY

#67 Jun 30, 2008
I will now sell motion sensors hat trip relays firing off the sprinkler system scaring off the deer.

I need some VC to get this business off the ground

Humane animal deterrence. H.A.D
Crabbe

Shirley, NY

#68 Jun 30, 2008
I just saw a Deer walk past my House! Blonde , no tail.
Bejezuz

Warren, NJ

#69 Jun 30, 2008
Id rather live with Deer than live with the local inhabitants of towns like Brentwood and Roosevelt. They may not est your ornamental shrubs, but they lower the surrounding home values so much its not worth having shrubs anyway.
der

United States

#70 Jun 30, 2008
im more upset with the deer on deer crime---everyday some macho deer throw upa deer gang sign and then shoots and kills another deer...we should eradicate all deer and put up more towns called hempstead and roosevelt
Badtothebone

Brooklyn, NY

#71 Jul 1, 2008
rengaw wrote:
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.


I agree with you 100%. All these anti hunting, NIMBY people will now have to deal with this situation.
villid

Averill Park, NY

#72 Jul 1, 2008
"has nothing to do with hunting. It
has to do with all the greedy, land-raping,SOB developers, who insist on building things we don't need, and in the process destroy the deer's environment....etc"
gmr wrote"""
...I moved to Suffolk Co 50 years ago ...if you didnt live on the no or so shore where there was "seascape"value.. the rest was basically"potato" fields ....the builders(and the customers) should have taken into consideration that wild animals run around...no matter where you live there is always the threat of a deer hitting your car...commuting on the LIE or NY thruway...next thing Newsday will publish an article that "crows" are keeping people awake at night and should be exterminated...
I had racoons in my chimney(and bats in my belfry,of course (:))..annoying.. but there are ways of getting rid of them without rating an article from Newsday!!!!
I Have His Wallet

Columbus, OH

#73 Jul 1, 2008
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>It's not a problem until they run in front of your car and cause an accident, killing them and perhaps you as well. Or until your kids get Lyme disease from deer ticks. Or they take out your crops if you're a farmer, or your garden if you're a homeowner, devouring anything they find edible. Then they're a major nuisance. They may be beautiful, but they're not Bambi!
If you are going to hit a deer - the best thing to do is take your foot off the gas, but avoid braking until impact. If you hit the brakes, you lower the front end and the deer may come through your windshield.

If you are about to hit a moose - duck - it will definitely come through your windshield and probably shear off the top off your vehicle (along with your head!).

“Eye Smell a Huckster in NH”

Since: May 08

Boston, MA

#74 Jul 1, 2008
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>It's not a problem until they run in front of your car and cause an accident, killing them and perhaps you as well. Or until your kids get Lyme disease from deer ticks. Or they take out your crops if you're a farmer, or your garden if you're a homeowner, devouring anything they find edible. Then they're a major nuisance. They may be beautiful, but they're not Bambi!
Some are beautiful, others are sickly scrawny looking pests.

“say what you mean...”

Since: Nov 07

and mean what you say.

#75 Jul 1, 2008
just this sunday, my husband and i were so surprised to see a tiny fawn that had been hit by a car on the side of jericho tpke, not far from the westbury manor.

“Eye Smell a Huckster in NH”

Since: May 08

Boston, MA

#76 Jul 1, 2008
LockSmithHustla wrote:
I will now sell motion sensors hat trip relays firing off the sprinkler system scaring off the deer.
I need some VC to get this business off the ground
Humane animal deterrence. H.A.D
Why not just blast the deer?

“I'm Back - sort of”

Since: Mar 08

Anytown USA

#77 Jul 1, 2008
mommaroo wrote:
just this sunday, my husband and i were so surprised to see a tiny fawn that had been hit by a car on the side of jericho tpke, not far from the westbury manor.
That is a sight I almost expect to see upstate NY or in rural Pennsylvania. In fact travel any major interstate and you will see that sight on the side of the road all over.

It is definitely not something I would expect to see anywhere on Jericho Tpke let alone Westbury Manor.

“Eye Smell a Huckster in NH”

Since: May 08

Boston, MA

#79 Jul 1, 2008
elphaba_ wrote:
<quoted text>
That is a sight I almost expect to see upstate NY or in rural Pennsylvania. In fact travel any major interstate and you will see that sight on the side of the road all over.
It is definitely not something I would expect to see anywhere on Jericho Tpke let alone Westbury Manor.
I used to drive down to Robert Moses, and there were sometimes dozens of deer, in the middle of the afternoon.

I think these deer were looking to be shot, but no hunters were there to help them out.

“say what you mean...”

Since: Nov 07

and mean what you say.

#80 Jul 1, 2008
elphaba_ wrote:
<quoted text>
That is a sight I almost expect to see upstate NY or in rural Pennsylvania. In fact travel any major interstate and you will see that sight on the side of the road all over.
It is definitely not something I would expect to see anywhere on Jericho Tpke let alone Westbury Manor.
i know, it was definitely strange...but i guess from the sound of this article, it's going to become a more common sight on long island.
Badtothebone

Brooklyn, NY

#81 Jul 2, 2008
gmr wrote:
<quoted text>They may not eat your plants, but the inhabitants of those towns,
like the deer will pee on the side of your house, and rummage through your garbage pails.


Deer don't pee on your house or rummage through your garbage cans. Then again I can't speak for the animals that live in Brentwood, Wyandanch, Hempstead, Freeport, Central Islip, etc; etc; etc. These animals will s**t in their own pants and not think twice about it.
PH Abdul

Hempstead, NY

#82 Jul 2, 2008
Guinness Drinker wrote:
Ted Nugent is in town


Hey you'd like my mutt, her name is Guinness

Since: Aug 08

Saddle Brook, NJ

#83 Nov 21, 2008
Nov 21 2008, 11:12pm. Beautiful Buck deer, ran out in front of my car, we were driving down a road in Old Brookville, (same road as Lutheran Camp), we were south/east of 25A and West of RT106. Lucky we saw him. Wondering if anyone else has seen any deer in that area.
Jimmy

Hicksville, NY

#84 Dec 1, 2010
I love killing deer :)
CatMan

Glen Cove, NY

#85 Aug 17, 2013
If deer become a problem then I'd understand the hunter people more. Deer can give you ticks. Cats can. Dogs can. Basically anything can. People who hunt should a bigger heart. Give the deer a chance to live. To be happy.
Chris

Hollis, NY

#86 Oct 11, 2013
Almost hit a deer that ran across Oyster Bay road right in front of me at 8:00 AM today. Thought it was a giant dog or something at first. Came out of the woods on one side and into the woods on the other side. By Duck Pond road. Didn't realize that Deer live in the area. Will not drive so fast on these roads from now on! They are fun to drive fast on with all the curves, etc, but would hate to kill a poor deer.
lezbelle123

Las Cruces, NM

#87 Nov 27, 2013
driver wrote:
<quoted text>
Or worse, it could be bear calvery
They do that in Connecticut, the state police donate the deer kill carcasses to the homeless shelters for venison.

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