Untimely Deaths

  • Lee Larson, of Graniteville, center left, and her partner Dennis "Chub" Davis, of East Bethel, center right, look on as game wardens Jeff Whipple, left, and Jason Gravelle, right, drag two dead bucks from a field beside Route 14 in East Bethel, Vt., Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The two deer were hit and killed in the same collision overnight and the incident was not reported in time for the meat to be salvaged. "Have you been eating my beets?" said Larson as she approached the animals. "I've been feeding them all summer," said Davis. "I don't mind sharing with the buggers, they left me some beet greens." Two wardens reported to the scene because there were two deer killed. "That sends off some alarm bells," said Gravelle. "Once the temperature starts to drop and the velvet comes off the antlers, sometimes people want to start hunting early." (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Thursday, September 14, 2017