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Alberta town residents warned of aggressive deer

Last Updated Oct 27, 2020 at 12:10 pm PST

A male elk. (CREDIT: Roman Grec, Pixabay)
Summary

A wildlife warning has been issued for a town in Alberta, but it's not for bears, it's for aggressive deer

The Town of Okotoks says an aggressive deer was reported in the north east of the community

Deer are now entering rutting season, when bucks fight for territory

OKOTOKS (660 NEWS) – Bear alerts are common in Alberta, cougar advisories less so, but what about a deer warning?

The Town of Okotoks is telling locals to be on the watch for an aggressive deer spotted in the town’s north east.

Signs have been posted warning of the danger, and anyone who encounters the deer can call the provincial Report-a-Poacher line.

Deer are now entering rutting season – when bucks fight for territory.

On Monday, police in Victoria posted a video on Twitter of two bucks locked together, their horns entangled by a clump of stray fishing net and some driftwood.

The deer were eventually freed. Police in this case also issued a reminder to locals, asking people to stay back when it comes to wildlife.