RYE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Westchester County officials are weighing several options to control the deer population in Rye.
Many parts of the city are overrun with deer and residents have been complaining about the animals grazing in their yards and leaping in front of cars.
“We love them, but at the same time they are creating a problem,” resident Ken Siegal said. “You can’t put out flowers anymore, but that’s a minor point; the real problem is the roads and people are going to hit them.”
The overpopulation is causing local vegetation to disappear and many of the deer are starving because there isn’t enough food in the area, according to experts.