Sedated and left to wake up with the munchies in a different place.
Workers responded on Oct. 10 to the school’s athletic field where the deer was discovered. To ensure the frightened animal didn’t hurt himself, rescue workers sedated him. Once the deer was sleeping, the workers dug a hole and guided him out from beneath the fence.
The deer was released to an area where he could safely regain consciousness and return to the woods. The entire operation spanned about two hours.
Buck didn’t want to stay in the car or become venison..
She said the animal “looked angry” as he charged the car and then hit the little Chrysler 200 — “I guess he liked it,” she said — shattered the passenger-side headlight and flew over it, his hooves striking a cooler in the backseat.
After the animal flipped over their heads, Tetreau was convinced he was stuck in the rear seat and thought she could hear him breathing, but by the time she slammed on the brakes and pulled over, the buck had vanished. Or, as the Pacific Grove police officer who took Tetreau’s report had written it, “the deer had fled the scene.”
“He was perfectly fine, which is bizarre to me,” she said. “I was hoping I killed it, because I would have liked to have some deer meat — it’s expensive and it’s healthy for you.”
Charging Deer Refuses Ride
Baldness cures always seemed like a viable business in P.G.
Since 2009, researchers have collected hair and blood samples from more than 600 deer and elk with symptoms ranging from a scruffy-looking coat to almost complete baldness, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday.
So far, the hair loss has been linked to an invasive species of biting lice that normally feeds on fallow deer native to Europe and Asia. The deer respond by biting and scratching, which researchers believe could be leading to the hair loss, Greg Gerstenberg, a senior wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told the Chronicle.
Deer Are Losing Their Hair
The Pacific Grove Police Department received reports from residents who say deer in their neighborhood have been acting aggressively recently.
How can you tell if a deer is mad at you? An alarmed deer will change its stance and eye posture. It will also stomp its feet and huff. Residents who encounter this should slowly back away and avoid the area.
Pacific Grove police said the best way to avoid uncomfortable contact with deer is to follow these tips:
Don’t feed the deer
Keep dogs on a leash
Be especially cautious of deer with fawns
Observe deer from a distance
Carry a 30.06? Wear Orange?
Avoid Uncomfortable Contact With The Deer
“The deer are becoming move aggressive with people and dogs,” said Elizabeth Conti-Yeo, P.G. animal control officer.“Because it’s the fawning season, they perceive dogs as a threat or a predator.”
“We suggest people carry a walking stick to fan in front of them to keep the deer back, but not necessarily hit them,” she said.
I’d carry a 30.06, but that would get you tossed in jail.
Don’t Anger The Deer
The Hear-old reports a competition for amour resulting in a broken window
The two males were clashing with their antlers, an annual rite of the blacktail deer’s rutting season, on the lawn of the apartment complex about 10:30 a.m.
“They locked those big horns,” she said, then one of the bucks’ antlers pierced the window screen and punched through the window glass, scattering shards all around the living room.
Reported in the Pine Cone, a buck with a 2×4 wrapped in rope stuck to it’s antlers:
A young buck who stands out like a sore thumb because he has a 3-foot wooden stake caught in his antlers appears to be healthy, though wildlife officials have different opinions on what to do with the animal.
Amazingly, the deer has been able to drink and eat and get around despite the extra appendage, which the animal acquired in July after getting caught up in construction fencing in Pacific Grove’s Asilomar neighborhood.
“We are fielding 10 calls a day about the deer with the board in his horns,” said Elizabeth Conti-Yeo, P.G.’s animal control officer.
That buck with the extra appendage now has a huge advantage and DOESN’T WANT it removed.