Syracuse residents are optimistic that a growing deer and tick population can be brought under control with the latest plans from city officials.
Nina Andon-Mclane lives near Nottingham High School on Syracuse’s Eastside. She looks forward to tending to her garden this time of year, but ever since a herd of seven deer moved into her back yard, not much is left.
"The tulips are gone. The hostas are gone. Our vegetable garden is no more," said Andon-Mclane.
More importantly, the deer leave behind thousands of ticks, which carry Lyme disease.