By: E&P Staff
A newspaper carrier in eastern British Columbia was attacked by a deer twice in a week earlier this month.
Already having sustained a black eye and cuts from an aggressive deer on July 2, Brock James of Cranbrook, about 40 miles north of Montana, had a run-in with another on July 5.
“I was walking along and she head-butted me in the chin,” James told The Province, in Vancouver, B.C., late last week. “I was just lucky it was the head because their hoofs are so sharp.”
Brock said deer in the area are common, but not the behavior he’s experienced. His wife told the paper that one had reared up on its hind legs when it saw her, and that deer have attacked parked cars and telephone poles.
Area deer reportedly have attacked pets since at least late June, and the city has received a record number of complaints this year.