I live in Oak Bay and am starting my final year at the university.
I am from Alberta and love Victoria and the other communities. Oak Bay is special and not only is it convenient for me to go to school but I love the waterfront.
One thing is really bothering me and that is the proposed deer cull.
Since last fall it has been quite the topic of conversation on campus and reminded many students of the university wanting to cull the rabbits. At least in that case saner heads finally prevailed.
We cannot figure out the logic behind such a bad council decision. I can appreciate car accidents can be a problem but have any of these decision makers ever lived somewhere that wildlife exists?
Cars do hit deer elsewhere. I have stayed here all summer this year and scoff at the premise that Oak Bay is overrun with deer.
Somehow council can only see inside the confines of Oak Bay, perhaps not realizing deer deaths do occur elsewhere.
It is sad but it is also nature’s way. I think it is time the mayor and councillors took a realistic look and start figuring out how we can live with deer rather than waste our efforts planning to kill them.
I am not a taxpayer in Oak Bay but I am a voter. I hope that this fall’s election brings out some more understanding persons.
They will get my vote.