The offal truth

How can Baltimore County justify three days of rotting animal carcass?

On Friday afternoon, my neighbor reported a dead deer in front of his house to Baltimore County animal control. On Saturday night, the deer having not been picked up, I contacted them again. By Monday morning, the deer, being completely disgusting and mostly eaten by flies, vultures and foxes, was still there so I called animal control and found out the carcass was scheduled for removal. I expressed my unhappiness with the slow response and was able to get no explanation. My only previous experience with a dead deer also resulted in a third day removal.

I moved from a low-tax, low-services state (Texas) to the high-tax, high services (supposedly) state of Maryland three years ago. Considering the deer experience and the condition of the streets and sidewalks in my neighborhood, I can only wonder where these services are.

Frank Berger

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