A pair of deer spotted in the Chantrell Park neighbourhood.

A pair of deer spotted in the Chantrell Park neighbourhood.

Deer sighting prompts warning

Drivers urged to slow down after wildlife spotted in area

A Chantrell Park resident is reminding drivers to slow down while in the South Surrey neighbourhood after a pair of deer were spotted in the area.

Steven Jensen snapped photos of the buck and doe walking along 20 Avenue last month. The pair stopped to enjoy a snack of roses at Jensen’s neighbours’ garden before heading back to the forested area adjacent to 140 Avenue and 22A Street.

“They actually live here in our so-called gated community,” Jensen said. “They have been seen here on and off for the last two or three years, but this is the only time I’ve had the camera handy.”

The deer stuck around long enough for Jensen to grab his wife and daughter to take in the sight.

While he said that the opportunity to view the creatures was a memorable one, he is hoping that the visible wildlife serve as a reminder to slow down while driving through the traffic-calmed neighbourhood.

“There are lots of families with young children who play in the streets, but there are still people who go the speed limit – which is unfortunately 50 km/h – and a couple who go over the speed limit,” he said. “We all need to slow down.”