Wardens targeting menacin’ venison

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ORINDA, Calif. – State game wardens have authorized local authorities to kill a rampaging deer that gored a dog to death and attacked three other dogs in a residential neighborhood. Witnesses said the black-tailed buck randomly attacked dogs in their yards over a three-day period earlier this month and did not appear scared of humans. Neighbors said they’re unsettled by the attacks. “We’re being held hostage by a rogue deer,” said Lou Pimentel, who said he stopped walking his Jack Russell terrier since the attacks. “I like deer. It’s peaceful to know you live where deer can roam. But it’s very different when you worry about your dog being killed.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Orinda police said they might shoot the animal if they determine it’s a public safety risk. But officials with the California Department of Fish and Game said the animal is already dangerous enough and issued a permit to a hunter from the San Joaquin Valley to kill the deer. Meantime, neighbors posted warning signs and said they will remain on alert until the deer is killed. Animal experts said the buck’s behavior was unusual and might be caused by illness or stress during the mating season. “I’ve heard of deer attacking dogs, but I’ve not heard of a case where a deer was so aggressive repeatedly,” said John Krause, a state wildlife biologist. last_img read more