Irondequoit man dealing with repercussion of deer herd thinning

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An Irondequoit man News8 first spoke with in October is speaking out again after finding a dead deer in his backyard.
 
Paul Libera originally called police after seeing two bow hunters in his backyard last month. He was told they were working with police and not to worry. 
 
This didn’t sit well with Libera, since he thinks of the deer as pets. 
 
This time, he called the DEC asking them to remove the remains, but they said it was up to him to bring it to the curb.

“I said I can’t bring this deer up by myself and they said well nature will take care of it and I don’t want to smell a rotting deer in my backyard and have to look at it every day,” said Libera.

Libera says he also called Irondequoit Police, but they could not help. 
 
The Department of Environmental Conservation says they get calls about dead deer on people’s property regularly. They advise callers to bring the deer to the curb and alert their town officials.
 
Animal Control did come to remove the deer, after Libera dragged it to the top of the hill in his backyard.

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