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Dead deer stinks up yard for five days

Original post made on Sep 15, 2013

Short staffing caused Contra Costa Animal Services to take almost a week to remove a large dead buck from a Fish Creek resident's yard in Danville. Frustrated neighbors said the foul stench and unsettling sight posed both safety concerns and disturbances to the children in the neighborhood.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 31, 1969, 4:00 PM

Comments (22)

Posted by Ashguy, a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm

There is a dead deer on Daugherty main road since 9/11 and now it is 9/16. There is no sign of anyone coming to remove it. I called in on 9/12 to report and the operator was not very pleased that I reported the deer.

Posted by Sir Cullovlief, a resident of Danville
on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

Where was the property owner? Some lime from Home Depot and a tarp over the carcass would have controlled the stench until Bambi's dad could be removed, poor deer.

As for the kids -- for anyone older than a toddler, it's a teachable moment. You can try to shelter 'em (and fail), or you can teach 'em to cope with life's circumstances.

Posted by kjdsf, a resident of Danville
on Sep 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm

There's a dead one on El Pintado that's now a skeleton with legs and a head left. Lots of fat vultures around the area.

Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Sep 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Any good recipes for venison jerky?

Posted by Jesse Tremton, a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 18, 2013 at 7:11 am

Is this incompetence all part of the clowns who will have access to your health records and will be "treating" you under Obamakill? Ah Soylent green day!

Posted by Jose, a resident of Danville
on Sep 18, 2013 at 7:27 am

Enough already. Here we go with a story about a dead deer and you have to turn it into an Obamacare issue. Pathetic. You must be a real pleasure to be around. Oh, you got stopped at a red light...that must be the fault of Obamacare too. Just stop already.

From what I have heard in the past, the folks that do animal removal usually only do it on Tuesdays. So a dead animal called in on 9/11, probably would not get picked up until yesterday (17th).

Posted by Susan, a resident of Danville
on Sep 18, 2013 at 8:51 am

You can always hire a private company to remove a carcass. Just look in the yellow pages.

If we weren't so stingy with our taxes, Animal Services might have enough money to offer better services. You get what you pay for.

Posted by Calle, a resident of Danville
on Sep 18, 2013 at 9:36 am

That "news" article is dated Wednesday, December 31, 1969.

Posted by Calle, a resident of Danville
on Sep 18, 2013 at 9:39 am

That "news" article is dated Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1969.

Posted by Creeky, a resident of Danville
on Sep 18, 2013 at 11:45 pm

It only cost the taxpayers a buck.

Posted by realist, a resident of Danville
on Sep 19, 2013 at 7:03 am

Creeky - hilarious! It only cost taxpayers a buck! :) LOL!

Since a private company will remove dead carcasses, then why do we need Animal Services at all? Seems like we should close down that state department and return those unnecessary funds back to the people. Is it really so busy at Animal Services that it takes 5 days to remove a dead carcass?! This reminds me of the government's long winded sequestration excuse... Punish the people because we want more of their money and higher salaries. Here we go with even higher taxes...

Posted by Sue Thayer, a resident of Danville
on Sep 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

My goodness. The collision of massive ignorance and preconceived notions certainly makes a pungent splat.

Do you really think that's all, or even a significant part of what Animal Services does? Take a drive up to Martinez to see the companion animal shelter there. Better yet -- volunteer to help the process of caring-for and re-homing them.

But here's a tip: try not to embarrass your simplistic self with fragrant belches regarding things about which you know next-to-nothing.

Posted by Huh?, a resident of Danville
on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

This story also ran as "news" in November 2006.
Web Link
Groundhog Day?

Posted by Liz, a resident of Danville
on Sep 20, 2013 at 7:08 am

I have seen an animal control truck twice in one week parked at a park. I undeerstand that they take breaks but for goodness sake it doesnt take that long to pick up a dead deer.

Posted by ;lkjaf, a resident of Danville
on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:59 am

Sue Thayer, you might want to consider simplifying your messaging - your attempt at erudition is/was rather pathetic ...
PS - I hope for your own sake you're not a writer of any sort (although you may claim to be)!!!

Posted by Huh?, a resident of Danville
on Sep 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

Considering the fact that this deer appears to have been dead for at least 7 years, I'd rate this as serious.

But hey - recycling's all the rage, right? Why not recycle the news, too?

Posted by Sue Thayer, a resident of Danville
on Sep 20, 2013 at 10:14 am

Sure, ;lkj -- thanks for the good advice! Since you're quite the prognosticator, do you know how many fingers I'm holding-up in your general direction? Can you guess which one?

Posted by ;lkjaf, a resident of Danville
on Sep 21, 2013 at 8:26 am

Prognosticator???? Another abuse of the English language.
You're quite the ITG (Internet Tough Guy), aren't you? I absolutely guarantee you wouldn't be so brave face to face, for a bunch of reasons. But then again, you hide behind a keyboard, like your Mommy taught you to hide behind her skirt.

Posted by Sue Thayer, a resident of Danville
on Sep 21, 2013 at 9:35 am

Why hi there, ;, I see you got my message! Can we review the bidding here?

Your post predicts that I think I'm a good writer, but calling you a prognosticator (it was the most flattering term I could manage) is an "abuse of the language."

And you threaten to do me harm, but I'm the Internet Tough Guy (guy?? Try "gyn," at least!).

I do lack the cojones to confront you physically, it's true, but I'll prognosticate that it's not why you think. It's actually because of these ovaries. You see, when you've got these, as Your Mama may tell you, you can Get all the cojones you'd ever want, BUT you are not required to think with them.

So, you are on your own that way, Tough Guy.

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

Hey Sue Thayer, Great posted messages. But you have to be careful. Talking to a drunk or a fool is difficult.

You made your point very well. Usually I get all the mean people on my case...I don't mean this in a bad way...but I'm sort of pleased to be on the outside this and looking in.

Take care Sue,,,you are the winner...take a walk ikjaf...what ever that means.

Julia Pardini from Alamo

Posted by unknown, a resident of Danville
on Sep 25, 2013 at 8:53 am

How many days do I have to look at this news ?

Posted by Huh?, a resident of Danville
on Sep 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

I think you mean "years", unknown.

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