Letters: Slow down for wildlife

Writer is concerned with death of wildlife on roads

This morning I witnessed a young animal suffer a slow and painful death due to an inconsiderate driver.

It’s a fact that deer have become a nuisance due to their increasing numbers and will be accidentally struck and killed from time to time. However, I was shocked to see a local vehicle fail to slow down or stop and wholly neglect to look around after a fawn dashed across the road.

Traffic was moving slowly on Sooke Road with plenty of following space in order for him to come to a complete stop.

As residents of the Island know, where there is one deer there are others nearby. Sure enough a second fawn followed close behind and was struck, suffering a badly broken leg. I watched it stagger back to its mother and it was clear there was no hope for its survival.

Please slow down and take a quick look around when animals are on the road, signal animal presence to oncoming traffic by flashing your headlights if necessary and remember that we share this wonderful, untamed place with wildlife that deserves our attention while driving.

Kelsey Keating

Sooke

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up