Skip to comments.Deer charging people, dogs in the Berkeley hills
Posted on 06/07/2012 4:51:24 PM PDT by SJackson
Violent crime has been decreasing in Berkeley in recent years that is, when the perpetrators in question are humans. Wildlife is another matter. Two Berkeleyside readers recently reported incidents of deer charging at pedestrians in the Berkeley hills in late May. Animal Services confirms there have been multiple cases.
On May 29, a deer charged several times at a hiker at the intersection of Oak Path and Oak Street, said Berkeley Path Wanderers Association President Keith Skinner. The deer left the scene only when another person and a dog arrived.
The victim of the attack called Animal Control and was told to avoid the area for the next few months, but it doesnt seem that the city is taking any other precautionary steps to alert people, wrote Skinner in an email to Berkeleyside.
And reader Carter Tomassi reported seeing signs tacked to a telephone pole on Arch Street about deer attacks.
Animal Services receives reports of charging deer every year, said Manager Kate OConnor. Usually theyve got a baby, and usually theyre going after a dog, she said.
While she didnt offer any preemptive measures for avoiding violent deer in general, OConnor said the department posts a sign warning people to stay away from the site of an attack for three weeks after an incident is reported.
The mother will usually be pretty protective of her baby during that time period, she said.
If you see, or are involved in such an incident involving a deer, call Berkeley Animal Services on 510-981-6600 to report it.
Deer just trying to make some dough. Probably charging two bucks.
I’ll ask it...
I'd think even small Berkley dogs could spook a deer.
Probably nobody hunting them there, so they’re not afraid of people.
How do you stop a deer from charging?
deer are tougher than they look. Especially if they have babies.
How do you stop a deer from charging?
Take away it’s credit card?
Take away its' credit card.
Cut up its credit cards....
wow, a really old joke and I was first!
We had an old Norweigein Elkhound that one day got his chance for one last hunt. A doe for reasons unknown came into the yard completely out of breath. Probably been chased by other dogs. Ole Thumper spied her and imediatly decided to put the goes to her . She reared up and put the hoofs to him bigtime. He went over about 30 feet and layed down and growled at her . She stayed about an hour and finaly left. I felt sorry for both of them.
Some of the comments to this article are hilarious.
Even the deer know that both humans and dogs in Berkeley, are pussified liberals.
How much do they charge? Might be worth the price.
If theis is Berkeley, as in Ca, even Bambi knew gutless wimps when it saw them.
No animal in North America more dangerous than a cow moose with calf.
they have oodles of deer around her house, they cross her back yard and drink out of her pond, and sometimes look in her kitche door by the patio, but none ever charged them or the dogs before...the next day she carried a large, long pole with her. It was a first, but the doe had probably just dropped a fawn near the drive way....
For all you people that think Bambi is a sweet little deer, he really is a dangerous animal and can kill you.... The dog had a knot on her head from the deers first hit...
Any creature can be dangerous if it’s feeling threatened, or they believe their offspring are in danger.
A Congressional deer would then just pass a Continuing
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