Letter: Deer carcass a disgusting sight

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 22, 2006

How nice hunters must think it is to find a full bloody deer carcass in one’s front yard. I suppose we should be grateful for the decoration they deposit multiple times during hunting season close to our homes, near a creek. I live on Corriher Springs Road in China Grove, and Tuesday night, just before I pulled into my driveway, I noticed a large wet trail leading across the street. As my eyes followed the trail, my sight landed on a really delightful sight: a nasty, very fresh, wadded deer carcass.

The depositor of said carcass obviously reads signs, as the owner of the land across the street has posted signs to stop such dumping, which happens every year. So, being considerate, the driver just pulls across the street, leaving the bloody trail, and lays waste to a normally pleasant country landscape. We will now have the sweet sight of this decomposing animal first thing every morning and to close our day each evening. Isn’t there some sort of etiquette to disposing of these carcasses by the hunter? To the hunters who read this — maybe the hunter — happy holidays to you, too.

— Valerie Berns

China Grove