Suburban Stalkers

Suburban Stalkers

The Washington Post has finally recognized a threat NotionsCapital pointed out two years ago: the sinister Suburban Deer Menace.  Hordes of hungry horned and hoofed ungulates stalk suburbs in silence, grazing on gardens, wrecking cars, even knocking celebrities off bicycles.

In the wild, deer density is about 20 per square mile. In suburban parks they may number 400 per square mile. Can nothing stop the ominous onslaught of Odocoileus virginianus, the White-Tailed Deer?

Fear not. Recipes for relief are at hand; none are hard to swallow. Chew on this:

Broiled Venison Steak

Hungarian Venison Stew 

Shoulder of Venison

Noisettes de Chevreuil Saint Hubert

Rack of Venison Stuffed with Pecans, Currants, Sausage, and Pears

Venison Stew

Wild Ohio CookbookVenison Recipes


Some might find this solution hard to digest, but suburban lawmakers are motivated.


Note: For a less flavorful strategy, look here. 

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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3 Responses to “Suburban Stalkers”

  1. Cool Garden Things Says:

    Well…I do understand that the deer population is overwhelming…I’m just kind of into Bambi and all that…

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    Cool Garden Things wrote: I’m just kind of into Bambi

    Killer Bambi. There are at least 1.5 million car-deer accidents each year, with 150 human fatalities, 10,000 personal injuries, and a $1 billion toll in vehicle damage (statistics for deer-related bicycle accidents are unavailable). Of the top 10 deer accident states, all are White-Tail habitat except for Texas (#9), where Mule Deer play.

    All that makes Bambi Burgers seem like an attractive option.

  3. Adele Medved Says:

    Check out “The Green Lantern” article in the 4-30-09 Washington Post……..maybe venison is the greenest meat. I’m not a hunter and don’t care for venison, but “harvesting” the stuff is an interesting solution for several problems!

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