• Aggressive deer reported in Pacific Grove

    The Pacific Grove Police Department Animal Control Officer has received reports of deer acting aggressively.

    Deer are not inherently aggressive animals. However, a doe may become aggressive if she perceives that her young are threatened and act in defense of her fawn, especially if she perceives a dog as a predator.

    To reduce the likelihood of an unfavorable encounter with deer, please adhere to these tips:

    • Don’t feed the deer or any other wildlife

    • Be sure to keep dogs n a leash

    • Be especially cautious of deer with fawns. Mother deer are very protective of their young. A fawn may be bedded down nearby and not seen, and the mother deer will protect the fawn area.

    • If you see a deer, observe it from a distance, If your presence creates a response from a deer like a change in stance, ear posture or physical movement such as stomping feet or huffing, do not walk any closer. Back away and choose another route. Avoid the area in the near future. If a doe does approach you aggressively, shout and wave a coat in the direction of the deer while backing away.

    • Carry a deterrent spray such as a citronella-based product.

    To report any animal issues within the City of Pacific Grove, please contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at 831-648-3143.




    posted to Cedar Street Times on May 3, 2013

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