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josepp BS: Critters claiming Suburbia (24) RE: BS: Critters claiming Suburbia 05 Jul 11


The animal rights nuts go crazy whenever the culling of deer come up. It's incredible to me that anyone gives them the time of day but they seem to have a lot of clout. I've seen areas that are heavily wooded but the shooting of deer is illegal and during the rutting season they are everywhere. And the animal rights idiots think they are Bambi. Well, they're not. A deer can and will kick your ass without mercy. Bucks are aggressive and ferocious during the rutting season because only the toughest, meanest of them will get to mate so their evolutionary programming kicks in and they get MEAN. Also in these areas, you drive through them in the fall and there's dead deer all over the sides of the roads. And you know someone's car got totaled and if one goes through your windshield, you're dead. You'll be crushed.

There are few if any deer in my neighborhood because we're pretty urban here just outside of Detroit's city limits. What we have are rats. Rats, squirrels, possums and coons. And birds--lots of birds. When I had my house resided a couple of years ago, the contractor was amazed at all the birds nesting under the siding. So was I. I did not realize how infested my house was with birds. Too much longer and my property would have been condemned.

But the rats don't bother me. It's not like they're crawling everywhere you look anytime of day. You'll see them at night mostly. You'll be driving somewhere and one will dart out into the street. I saw a fairly big one run across my driveway the other day. But they can't get in the house or anything so I don't really care. Don't see any rabbits. The possums don't hurt anything.

But, yeah, deer would be a problem. They'd tear my yard to shreds. There's all kinds of stuff for them to munch on. I'll take rats over deer any day.


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