Letters: No compassion for deer

Dead doe left on roadside by irresponsible truck driver

To the driver of the red truck with black canopy that hit the deer on Whiffin Spit Road about 7:30 p.m. Thursday night. Why did you not stop?  Why did you actually accelerate after hitting the deer? My neighbours heard you hit the deer, then accelerate and my husband saw you as he returned home from work seconds after it happened.  Coward.  My husband had to deal with the carnage you left behind —  a  dead full-term mother deer now burst open in the middle of the road with two babies alive spilling out of her.  My poor husband had to see this and had to pull the deceased adult deer and babies off the road, soon others gathered and kind folks took the babies to the Wild Arc or a vet.  I am not sure of the outcome of this horrid tale.

I wish to thank the person who took the time to acknowledge the carnage with flowers and thank you to Mainline road contractors who arrived later that evening and removed the deceased deer.

This was a life, I know there is a deer problem but still —  show some compassion, driver of  red truck.

What a sight for all to see on the road — people walking with children abruptly turned around seeing what lay ahead. It actually made traffic slow down in this area of Whiffin Spit for awhile.  I wish people would drive slower on Whiffin Spit road.  Please.

Charmian Bennett

Glen Varney

Sooke