Feeding Deer Near Traffic
A Boot Shop Lane woman told police she almost hit deer with her car on three occasions, and she blames the frequency on her neighbor for attracting deer to the area by establishing a feeding station that's circled by heavily trafficked streets.
Police said there is no legal violation, adding the woman declined to give her neighbor's address.
An Exotic Bird? No.
A Cobblers Hill Court resident reported seeing a large exotic bird in his front yard on Jan. 22, describing it as "strange looking" and colorful." A Monroe Animal Control officer identified the bird as a wintering pheasant and said it was exhibiting normal behavior, sunning itself.
A pheasant fact sheet and a wintering PSA was provided to the homeowner.
If the bird had turned out to be exotic, Monroe Animal Control said an effort to photograph and document it would have been made.
The owner of a small white dog reported as a stray on Kimberly Drive, recovered his pet at around 3:38 p.m. on Jan. 17, but was given a written warning for a roaming dog violation and failure to license.
Due to the poor grooming of the dog, Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said housing conditions and standards of care were reviewed with the owner.
Donations to the Shelter
The staff at Monroe Animal Control expresses its gratitude for generous donations to the dog shelter on Purdy Hill Road.
On Jan. 17, Ms. Morgan donated toys, a bed, food, water dishes and a bag of dog treats to the shelter. Then on Jan. 18, the Chapmans of Southbury donated a dog toy.
Deer Dies on Route 111
A deer was killed after being struck by a vehicle in the 1400 block of Monroe Turnpike on Jan. 23. Police said no people were hurt when the doe, which weighs an estimated 100 pounds, was struck.