A good start to discouraging becoming more dependant on garbage as a food source

Within the last month, I subscribed to the Spotlight paper as we are new residents in the Princeton area.

Within the last month, I subscribed to the Spotlight paper as we are new residents in the Princeton area.

I like to know the local news and felt this was a good way to stay abreast of what was happening in the valley.

I did not realize that the deer were attacking or acting aggressively to the local townspeople and was quite horrified to read so much material in the November 16 paper that supports this theory.

I was doing a routine dump run about 2 weeks ago and was disgusted when I backed into the area of the dump where you dispose of household waste,  to my horror there were 13 female deer there just munching away on the garbage.   What was more shocking was the fact that as garbage was being thrown in, they didn’t even flinch.

When I showed the photo to my family, my teenage kids both made this comment;  “Why doesn’t the waste station have a proper fence all around it in order to keep these animals outside the compound?”  I am not sure that is a 100% full proof answer, but certainly with the location of the dumps proximity to the town it would be a start to discouraging these animals becoming dependent on garbage as a food source.

When it is elections time I know all the heated items come up and obviously this was one of them.  I was disappointed to hear that this topic was discussed 6 years ago and still, Princeton is “sitting on the fence” so to speak.  No pun intended.

Surely this should not be such a contentious matter.



Helene Mears


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