Roe Deer Attack
I think I have mentioned before that I usually see some Roe deer whilst walking my spaniel on the footpath off of Magpie Lane.
I have trained my dog not chase deer and generally she makes no attempt to do so. However if they are fairly close I sometimes sit the dog to get her attention before I send her off in a different direction. There is no point in tempting fate!
This morning I did this and the buck (who was with a doe) put it's head down butted the dog and then charged towards me. I rapidly retreated as I didn't fancy risking either the dog or myself to a gouge from it's antlers (some photos not too good as I was concerned about my health).
Roe deer rut in July and August and this one obviously didn't fancy the competition.
I have often gotten close to Roe in the early Summer when they have fawns to protect but have never been attacked before. Has anyone else?
Dave Toye 6th August 2002