Saanich police issue warning after ‘aggressive deer’ incidents

Saanich police issue warning after ‘aggressive deer’ incidents

Saanich police about an unprovoked deer attack. The man said he was walking his small dog on Borden Street when he was accosted by a doe.

The deer actively pursued the man and his dog through the area, including following the man up onto a residential property, police said.

The man tried to take refuge on the porch and the doe followed him up onto the porch. The man and the dog were not injured by the deer.

Saanich Police got a second call around 1:35 p.m. about an aggressive deer in Gordon Head. Police said a different man was playing in his yard with his dog when a deer entered the yard and tried to attack his dog.

According to police, the resident had to get a baseball bat as the deer came back onto the property three times.

“While deer may seem to be placid and non-threatening, we must keep in mind they are still wild animals, and by instinct may forcefully, and aggressively, defend their young against perceived threats,” Staff Sgt. Chris Horsley said in a statement.

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