Aren't there ALOT of MOSQUITOES at the river?
Aren't the BUGS AWFUL?
Frogs, swallows, purple martins, wrens, warblers, fish, fry. Voracious eating.
The city on the other hand ... tiger mosquitoes feast on anyone daring to exit air conditioned fortifications. Church Hill, Woodland Heights, Ginter Park, Henrico County yards. Yelps & welts.
Like the deer, the mosquitoes are thriving in urban environments with their predators gone.