- Iron, mesh, or wooden spiked fences lead to injured, maimed or dead deer and other animals.
- Deer are dying from being caught on fences in chestnut hill residences, including the morris arboretum.
You do have options:
- Consider not buying a fence / try planting shrubs or trees for boundaries.
- If buying a fence:
- buy a fence that is 8 or 9 feet high so that deer can’t jump over it.
- do not buy a fence that has spikes or wires on top of the fence or places where deer can wedge themselves between posts or under fences.
- contact fencing companies for help with safe fencing materials
- Solutions to help with an existing fence
- attach a rubber garden hose over the top of the spikes on tops of fences.
- put a hole in small rubber balls that can be attached to the top of the spikes.
- cover the bottom areas of fences that have spaces with a strong wire mesh or wooden boards to prevent entry.
- contact fencing companies for help with materials to make your existing fence safe.
Keep the deer safe as they forage for food, you can make a difference!!