Letters: Thoughtless act

Death of a pregnant deer troublesome to people who cleaned up

To the guy in the red truck who hit a pregnant deer in front of my house on Whiffin Spit. What you did was unimaginable till that day. You struck a pregnant doe so fiercely that her stomach split open, bursting out her unborn twins into the middle of the road. You did not put on your brakes or even swerve to avoid her.  In fact after you saw what you did,  you sped up. You knew what you had done, yet you chose to leave the carnage you created for so many others to deal with.   Starting with my neighbour coming home, passing you speeding away. It was him who pulled the dead mama deer and her two alive babies off to the side of the road. What about the people who stopped and ultimately rescued these two fawns? Can you imagine removing these babies from their mothers burst stomach to save them? What about the man from Mainline who had to clean up the horrific scene after the fawns had been rescued.

The scene was tragic for all passers by to see, both young and old alike, a sight no one is sure to forget. The doe was in the middle of the road, how is it you did not see her, or did you? Why would you not have stopped?  Were you texting?  Were you drinking? Understand that this neighbourhood is disgusted by your actions and lack of morals.  Shame on you.

To all those who paraded up and down Whiffin Spit slowly driving past seeing the tragic site. We as a neighbourhood hope it was a wake up call for all to slow down and pay attention while driving.  There are endless pets and wildlife killed and maimed on this road as it is. Next time it could be a child.

Lastly, we all thank the person who gave this beautiful mama deer some dignity by covering her in flowers.  It is this site that some of us will take and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Your display of compassion will never be forgotten.

Bonnie Shambrook

Sooke

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