A woman received minor injuries last week after she was knocked over by a deer while riding her bike in Oak Bay.
Oak Bay police said the woman was riding her bicycle on Bowker Avenue on Nov. 21 and had gone around the corner onto St. Ann Street to go south when she was charged by a buck. The buck was with a doe and a fawn.
Residents who were nearby provided a blanket to the woman and stayed with her until she was taken to hospital for examination. Police said she suffered a shoulder injury and a mild concussion.
The BC Conservation Officer Service was alerted to the incident.
The deer population in Oak Bay has led to complaints over the years. There have also been other incidents involving sometimes aggressive deer. In September, a woman in Oak Bay suffered minor injuries after a deer herd charged and stomped on her in her backyard.
However, that same month, a pilot project to give immuno-contraceptives to the deer was delayed until 2019 while former mayor Nils Jensen consulted with local First Nations. The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS), which has been monitoring the population since 2016, is a partner project.