Humans even more dangerous
One of our readers sent us this submission, in response to a report "The Real Danger: Deer not Coyotes" - they say ..... Very well written. I agree in most part with you on this matter, though we need to take it a step further.
We happen to be the ones encroaching on the remaining lands of wildlife and we seem to want to blame that same wildlife for being where they belong.
A common theme for the human race.
My first experience with a lone Wolf was at eight, with a bear at ten and I've lived with the music of Coyotes all my life.
I'm sixty three now and have come closer to losing my life to the two legged animal than I have with any other species on this planet!
I believe a little common sense would go a long way in creating a shared environment.
With common sense even the problem with deer can be solved. We know where deer cross the roads that we built across their migration routes, through their feeding and breeding grounds, we have the roadside signs to prove it.
Everyone of those signs is literally saying, "Beware! We have put you in danger by building this road through a deer populated area. You may die as a result!"
We have the money to replace and repair cars from deer collisions, pay hospital bills for those hurt in these collisions and pay for funerals because of the "Deer Problem".
Common sense tells me that it would cost less to put a path(s) under or over these roadways and entice deer to use them than what it's costing in lives.
Perhaps if we learned a little about shared living with the animal kingdom we might just be able to share living space with other humans before we eliminate that species from the planet.
Southern Ontario is a beautiful part of Canada and a large part of that beauty comes from the animal kingdom that we have here.
It would be a mistake on our part to think that we are the only animal that has a right to live here.Hello Skotia, I hope you don't mind, but I have taken your submission out of our "Comments" section, and given it some space of its own, where more people will see it - thank you for your well-written article!