« BackDeer carcasses left to rot on main Killarney to Cork route for over two weeks

Dead deerA business owner on the main Killarney to Cork road says he’s growing increasingly frustrated that the carcasses of deer dumped on his premises are not being disposed of.

John Roche of JR Spares near Glenflesk on the N22 had made several efforts to contact Kerry County Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to remove two rotting carcasses and a deer skeleton, which have been there for over two weeks.

Mr Roche says the animals were killed by passing traffic and he warns it’s only a matter of time before roaming deer cause a serious accident or loss of life.

This morning there are reports of another accident involving a deer at Pike Hill, Killarney.

Mr Roche says nobody seems to want to take responsibility for it:

Kerry County Council confirmed this afternoon it’s removed the carcasses of two deer that had been decomposing at a business premises on the main Killarney to Cork route for two weeks.

John Roche of JR Spares near Glenflesk on the N22 says he made a number of phone calls to the council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service requesting the removal of the animals’ remains.

A statement from the local authority said its attention was drawn to the remains in ‘recent days’ and arrangements have now been made for their disposal.

The statement added it was council policy where an object on a public road constituted a hazard to remove it as soon as possible.