"The problem," says Marchand, "was that every solution was distasteful." Like many suburban mayors, Marchand found herself between what she saw as two "fringe groups": environmentalists and hunters. One side said, "You can't kill them. It's inhumane. Trap-and-transfer is the way, or immunocontraception," ideas she quickly dismissed because they are expensive, impractical and often fatal to deer due to stress. She then turned to the other side and heard, "No problem, open the season and we'll come and shoot them." That, too, was out of the question, according to the Princeton Township Council. Hunters were not the sort the council wanted around. Besides, they said, "This is suburbia. We can't have bullets flying around. Someone will get hurt."