In my previous blog, I wrote about Staten Island Community Board 2 plea to the Department of Health to displace the estimated 24 deer living on the borough. However, people surveyed in the post disagreed with the board’s stance.
Out of the 4 people who filled out the survey, they all said that the deer should be allowed to stay on the Island.
Most people surveyed said that the estimated 24 deer population on the Island isn’t large enough to warrant removal.
However, some commenters said that deer cause a large hazard for motorist, one of the main reasons the Community Board asked to displace them.
“You would be surprised how much of a hazard deer cause to drivers,” said William Kline in a comment on the original post. “My father destroyed the front end of his truck when he hit a deer.”
For people who filled out the form, the population did not need to be displaced from the Island. One offered a different solution to the deer.
“It’s still a small population,” said Jon Camhi in the form, “I think that if there was some place to confine them in a park or something it would be better than trying to move them off the island.