January 2, 2013 | LXXII, No. 40

Deer story gets response

A story about Coulee Dam resident Carol Netzel feeding deer at her home got an unusual and welcome response from a man in Pateros.

A deer with a damaged ear waits to eat. — Scott Hunter photo

His letter to Netzel included an $80 check to help her with her feeding chores, and this note:

“I read the article in the paper about you taking care of some deer and quail.

“I don’t have any deer that come into my yard, but I’m feeding about 50-60 quail a day and some chickadees.

“The best value I found for quail is at Big R (Omak) it’s for chickens and poultry and comes in 55 pound bags. They really love it,

“I’ve got about two feet of snow on the ground right now and am trying to keep everything alive. I imagine you are in the same position.”

Netzel said it is the second monetary response she has received, the other from a local resident.

She continues to feed from six to15 deer morning and evening on her front lawn at 432 Columbia. Feeding times are from 7:15 to about 8 a.m., and from 4:15 to about 5 p.m. daily.

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