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December 12, 2013 was when this deer was hit and killed. Twelve days later, the carcass remains. Gwinnett County has been called multiple times. The deer is on the right of way. This post has generated much discussion yet no action. Any ideas???

For the second year in a row the residents of Spalding Corners have the great misfortune of experiencing the slow and painful process of dead animal decomposition.  Each stage of this gruesome process is on display for all of those that care to look.  And then there is the smell.  Some say to just look away but getting everyone in the car to pinch their nose is just not possible.  This brings me to the million dollar question.  Whose job is it to clean this and other dead animal carcasses up?  Is it the City of Peachtree Corners or is it Gwinnett County?  Numerous residents of Spalding Corners have contacted Gwinnett County and asked that the carcass be removed but as of this posting the lesson continues.  Last year it took a dead fawn about two months to totally absorb into the ground around where it was dragged to die.  Today, very close to the same location, lies an adult male deer that is roughly 3 times the size of it's smaller predecessor.  Since the weather outside is nice and cold the residents of Spalding Corners and all those that traverse Spalding Drive on a daily basis are sure to have a very thorough lesson in dead animal decomposition thanks to the lack of attention and responsiveness from the governmental authority having jurisdiction over this issue.
Jim Blackburn December 23, 2013 at 03:03 PM
This deer appears to be right at the 10' mark so I suspect that it might not qualify for pickup by the county but I could be wrong - and hope I am. As for the Neese Processing suggestion, road kill/trauma kill deer are no good for processing unless they are field dressed immediately. Note that Neese will not field dress deer onsite according to their website. Note, deer is still there...
Jeanne Aulbach December 23, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Jim, I drove by Spalding Corners on my way home tonight. The deer is in the right of way. I am sending pictures to a contact at the county and will follow up with Ms. Wheeler on Thursday to see if we can't finally have the carcass removed.
Steve Rausch December 23, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Just saw another one on Peachtree Corners Circle down by the World of Tennis. They're dropping like flys!
Anna McLaughlin December 23, 2013 at 08:07 PM
The one on Peachtree Corners has been there at least a week. We have been having this same conversation in our house. I live on Peachtree Corners and want to provide support to having the community resolve its issues - conversely I don't want go purchase a service twice to receive the service once.
Jim Blackburn December 24, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Update: The deer carcass at the entrance to Spalding Corners neighborhood has been removed. Thanks to everyone for the dialog and information. Merry Christmas.


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