White-tailed Deer are spreading Lyme disease, are becoming
involved in hundreds of auto accidents, are destroying countless cultivated
plants, and are changing the ecology of woodlands through overbrowsing.
- The State Department of Environmental Protection says the
density may reach 120 deer per square mile in some areas of Fairfield
- A survey of the Weir Preserve found a density of 79 deer
per square mile in that area, four times what is considered to be the
natural density of White-tailed Deer.
- Since Jan. 1, 1999, there have been 334 reported auto
accidents involving deer. At least five people were injured in those
- Since Jan. 1, 1999, 646 deer have been struck and killed by
cars along Ridgefield roads.
- 95 cases of Lyme disease in Ridgefield were reported in
2002, a rate of 1 per 250 residents.