They ate everything but her cabbage.|
So Evelyn “Beanie” Thomas, 88, of Staunton, took her deer problem “to the top floor” of City Hall.
“They just riddled my garden. They took everything I had,” Thomas said of the herd of about a dozen deer that has repeatedly ransacked the beets, beans, spinach and tomatoes of her Beverley Court growing patch.
“The only thing they didn’t eat was my cabbage, I don’t know why," she said.
James Bowles, 78, has another idea.
“Trap ’em and send them to West Virginia,” said the 49-year Staunton resident. “I’ve never seen one in my yard until this year.”
Bowles said he couldn’t remember a similar problem — or the city willing to take action — since police cordoned off a city park to tackle a squirrel problem, with force, in the early ’60s.
“To make a long story short,” Bowles said of deer, “they ate up everything,” including a 6-foot weeping willow he recently planted.
“Seems like they like mums,” Bowles added.
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