A woman walking her dog on June 4 was rescued by an Oak Bay resident after an aggressive deer scared her onto the doorstep of someone’s home.
The woman was walking in the 2400-block of Hamiota Street when she and her dog came across the deer.
“They took refuge on a resident’s doorstep until someone chased it away with a lawn chair,” said the Oak Bay Police Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties.
Oak Bay police reminds the public that there are fawns at this time of year and does will go into protective mode. Urban deer are known to be provoked by the presence of a dog, as calls like this are not uncommon in the spring, Bernoties noted.
“Please be careful if you are walking your dog in an area you know the deer like to frequent,” Bernoties said. “If a deer approaches, pick up your dog and try to back away while putting something between you and the deer.”