I wonder how many of your readers spotted the irony in two articles published in June.

A recent edition proclaimed that the Rise had been sold for residential and commercial purposes and about 800 units could be constructed.

The following edition it was reported that a dog had been attacked and wounded by a deer. The dog’s owner did not blame the deer as it had been “squeezed out by excessive development on that hillside.”

Those of us who live in the Bella Vista area can only wonder what the future holds for the deer.

They have no fear of cars or people and wander along the road and through our yards at will, eating any unprotected flowers and shrubs in their path.

It may only be a matter or time before it is a person and not a dog that is attacked.

Jillian Horsley


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