Attacks

Mentor-on-the-Lake woman reports deer attack, News Herald, June 7, 2016Frost called police twice about the doe, whose fawn has been living under brush in her back yard. She said she is afraid to go outdoors or to take out her three small dogs without supervision. She asked police to assist once. Other times, she has a neighbor stand by with a baseball bat.

When Animals Strike: Deer Attack!, Animal Planet

Man, family dog recovering after deer attack in Draper, Fox 13, Feb 9, 2016The caller said her father was in their backyard when he was confronted by a buck Mule deer that had just injured the family dog, according to a press release from Draper City Police Department.

When Animal Services Supervisor Dennis Wilson arrived on scene, he found the man lying on the ground with the deer pushing its antlers down into him. The family dog suffered severe puncture wounds and underwent emergency surgery to repair two tears in his chest wall.

Debate intensifies in area after buck kills family dog, Toledo Blade, Nov 18, 2015On Saturday, a 9-year-old Bouvier des Flanders dog was attacked and killed by a 10-point buck on Isha Laye Way in Toledo, near Ottawa Hills.The dog was let into the backyard at about 6:45 p.m. Owner noticed a doe and a buck in the yard. When the buck saw Quincy, it lowered its head and gored the 110-pound dog in the side. The dog took three steps before collapsing. The entire sequence took no more than 30 seconds.

Both deer then jumped a chain-link fence and ambled into a neighbor’s yard and ate out of a bird feeder.

Listen to 911 tapes: Deer attacks family, leaving one with severe injuries, THV11.com, Oct 22, 2015 An aggressive buck began attacking several people at a home on the 5900 block of Branham Road. Deputies said when they arrived on the scene, they found a man standing in the back of a pickup truck pointing at a deer standing next to the vehicle. When the deputies got out of their patrol cars, the deer apparently began getting aggressive with them, forcing them to put the animal down.

VIDEO: Deer Attacks Woman, The Weather Channel, July 14, 2014A Pennsylvania woman was taking pictures of a deer in front of a nearby liquor store when the deer attacked her.

Rabid Deer Attacks Pennsylvania Woman, Outdoorhub, July 7, 2014It is uncommon for deer to contract rabies, especially in comparison to animals such as raccoons, bats, and skunks. Deer with rabies may appear to be irritable and be prone to convulsions or frothing at the mouth. Deer with rabies lose their fear of humans and may even act aggressively, as was the case with the animal that attacked McGough.

Deer leaps on top of woman at D.C. bus stop, knocks her out, ABC News, May 23, 2014

Deer can be a danger to pets and children, especially when there are young around.


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      Deer attack victims call on City Hall to take urban deer issue more seriously, Kenora Daily Miner and News, June 22, 2013Then without warning, the deer charged the ladies and the dog who had stopped to let the deer cross the road. “It all happened so fast. I knew she was after me because I had the dog and I ran to the tree to get some distance between me and her and she chased me around the tree … I was dragging my dog because she was petrified,” said Dingwall.
      According to the women, the deer went up on its hind legs and began attacking with its front hooves as they tried to fight it off.

      Baby narrowly saved from deer attack, dog trampled, News Manitoba, June 02, 2011

      White-taied deer attacking humans during the fawning season: a unique human–wildlife conflicton a university campus, University of Nebraska – Lincoln DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 4/1/2009

      Bend Dog Attacked by Deer in Backyard, KTVZ News, June 26, 2012

      Deer with rabies kicks LaVale woman in the face, CTN, July 16, 2012The last thing Theresa Stevens expected to happen July 6 was to be kicked in the face by a deer, especially a deer that had rabies. Stevens said she had let her Yorkie out of the house at 6 a.m. when she looked up and found herself nose to nose with a deer. It stood up on its back legs and hit me in the cheek with one hoof and on the shoulder with the other.

      City Hopes to Address Urban Deer Attacks, Berkley, July 9, 2010She never expected to be charged by a female doe half a block from her home on Capistrano and Colusa avenues May 6. A marked rise in the “urban” deer population has led to three separate incidents of wild deer attacks on dogs and humans within the last year, according to city officials, and the city is looking to alleviate the situation.

      Three Injured In Deer Attack On SIU’s Carbondale Campus, KSDK.com, May 24, 2006A year after the normally docile creatures attacked seven people on a university campus here, the deer have turned bullish again. Three people were attacked by deer within minutes of each other Tuesday on a footpath at Southern Illinois University, police said Wednesday. One doe probably was responsible for all three attacks.

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