How to deal with deer (if you are a meat-eater)
To the Editor:
Re: “Watch out for aggressive deer,” Feb. 1.
When I lived in Nova Scotia I learned an infallible remedy for deer predations. Although it’s a bit indelicate, it never fails:
Pee into a jar, and empty it in a circle around your garden or garbage can or compost. All animals except humans speak that language. It says, “Beware: a large carnivore claims this manor.” Once a week or so is plenty.
Deer visit me all the time. But they never go near my garbage.
One caveat, though: it only works for meat-eaters. Vegetarian pee doesn’t scare any animal.
On a separate issue, I want to let all Bowen know the joyous news that my daughter Terri da Silva’s latest post-mastectomy scans and blood tests agree there is not a cancer cell left in her body. That’s just not medically possible for a Stage 4 patient. So I attribute it to a miracle passed by her late mother....and to the generous support of the people of Bowen Island. My deepest thanks to all those who produced and attended Terri’s benefit concert. See her remarkable blog at www.gracefulwomanwarrior.com for more information.