Aggressive deer chases man, cars

  • Jun. 12, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Saanich police are reminding people that deer, though intriguing, are wild animals that are prone to aggressive behaviour.

Last Tuesday, a doe chased down a pedestrian and pursued passing cars in an area along San Pedro Avenue in Gordon Head.

Nobody was injured, though the pedestrian, walking with his dog, had to pick up his pet and run  – with the doe “in hot pursuit,” said police.

“People are advised to give deer a significant distance whether you see a fawn or not,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “While we enjoy the presence of the wildlife in our community, these are still wild creatures. They are large animals that possess much strength and can cause severe injury to people and small animals.”

The aggressiveness was witnessed by an animal control officer, who said the deer charged pedestrians, stopping just short of contact.

Last July, a woman was walking with her dog in the 1600-block of Bousson Dr. when a doe chased them, and stomped on her pet.

Anyone who has concerns about wildlife in their neighbourhood can call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Lambrick to fill the halls with messages of love for Pink Shirt Day

For all the messages of anti-bullying and anti-violence spread on Pink Shirt… Continue reading

North Saanich pedals ahead with bike lane expansion

Road alignment modifications made following resident feedback

After dark: Sandown construction goes overnight

Noise concerns from Sidney could stop nighttime work schedule

Duncan family says care home switched mom’s cat with robot cat

Staff alleged to have said they were taking cat for bath, then replaced her with robotic stuffed toy

BC SPCA proposes fines for animal mistreatment, reduction in commercial trade

Animal welfare group’s ideas brought to Victoria councillors

B.C. Games open with Olympic touch

The 2018 B.C. Winter Games kicked off in Kamloops

Claremont to stage broadway classic Annie

Claremont is staging one of the most successful Broadway hits in Annie,… Continue reading

Suspected serial killer targeting Toronto gay community now faces six murder charges

Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

Trump suggests more guns in schools to combat shootings

Trump floats two-step plan for gun control: More guns, more control

Second Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

Russian Bobsled Federation states a drug-test sample that pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva gave on Sunday was positive.

Pearkes opens doors to home renovation and decor expo

Plenty of ideas for homeowners at Victoria Early Spring Home Expo running Friday through Sunday

Indigenous leaders call for change after ‘system fails’ Tina Fontaine

‘All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty

Atwal fiasco dogs Trudeau; PM pledges a ‘conversation’ with MP responsible

Trudeau is being peppered with questions about the lingering controversy

Germany upsets Canada in Olympic men’s hockey

Germany 4 Canada 3; Germans play OAR for gold; Canada and Czechs go for bronze

Most Read