Dear Editor:

Mr. Estabrooks comparison of our Invermere deer with rats is indescribably ignorant and derogatory.

Invermere residents, who are unwilling to live with our ungulate wildlife, which was here before we were, should consider moving to a different community. Most towns are not as fortunate to have wildlife on the street. I feel so strongly about this issue, that I am willing to contribute to a fund to help pay for their moving expenses.

I am certain Invermere will be a better place without them and tourism will thrive.

Such journalism is undeserving of our Columbia Valley Pioneer.

Fred and Claudia Becker