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Muntjac problem at Boston Crematorium

By Boston Target  |  Posted: June 16, 2012

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OFFICIALS at Boston Crematorium are seeking professional advice in a bid to tackle the growing problem of deer coming into the grounds.

Boston Borough Council says it has been grappling for years with the problem of muntjac deer wandering onto the site from the nearby Victorian Cemetery.

And this has increased in recent years with the urbanisation of deer.

Principal officer (streetscene) Matt Fisher said "Professional advice on ways to control them has been taken and a chemical solution, which has been tried before with limited success, will be looked at again.

"This does not harm the deer but gives off a scent and a taste which they do not like.

"Last year we even had a muntjac deer which had been spooked by traffic and ran headfirst into the railings in Central Park.

"It was unharmed but jammed by its head and front legs and we had to rescue it."

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  June 17 2012, 8:18PM

    Humans are a thousand times more of a problem than muntjac deer or any other species!

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  • moocher1  |  June 17 2012, 9:15AM

    You got the wonderful people at Worburn Abby to thank for that, it was them that brought them into the country and failed to keep them contained now they are everywhere and breed all year round, just like the chinese water deer.............alien invaders

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  • Adrian1208  |  June 16 2012, 9:10PM

    Shoot em, Vennison is ment to be very nice

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  • snoddybag  |  June 16 2012, 3:31PM

    Muntjac burgers anyone?

  • MrsBW  |  June 16 2012, 2:33PM

    I'm not understanding the problem with the deer on the site :( is it that they are damaging the crematorium? Perhaps they are spray painting their names on the walls or throwing rocks through windows, as deer are well known to do. Or could it be that are they doing what deer do and eating the greenery and pooping near dead people? I can see how upsetting that would be for some. Perhaps this just a case of deer tresspassing :O in which case you could take them to court I suppose and sue for damages. I understand that one got caught in railings, that is sad but hardly worth spending money on hiring a consultant to tell you to build deer friendly fences or use chemicals "repeatedly" to keep them out. Perhaps you could just pay someone to come and quietly shoot them all? End of deer end of problem! Your lives would have less worth but I'm sure you could live with that. You could tackle the problem of ants tresspassing next or maybe ladybugs.

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