EAST HAMPTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — East Hampton Village has a new plan to control the deer population.
Officials believe the surgical sterilization of female deer is the best solution to its population problem, calling it a good middle ground between killing the animals and doing nothing.
But not everyone agrees.
“I’ve had Lyme disease several times and it’s just horrible,” one resident told WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs. “We should just kill the deer. We need to do it now.”
Earlier this year, both the town and village of East Hampton and other municipalities opted out of a plan that called for trained sharpshooters to kill deer across eastern Long Island, which would eliminate about 10 percent of the deer population.