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THE OUTDOORS ALMANAC | BRIEFS

Attacks by bucks prompt warning

November 08, 2005|Scott Doggett

WILDLIFE officials are reminding Californians not to feed deer in the wake of three recent buck attacks, including a fatal assault on a San Diego man.

According to Ryan Broddrick, director of the California Department of Fish and Game, this is the time of year bucks exhibit breeding behavior and become more aggressive.

In San Diego County, a 73-year-old Rancho Santa Fe man died several weeks after he was gored in the mouth by a buck he surprised while working in his backyard.

Other incidents include a buck attacking a couple in their garden in Mendocino County, and a buck attacking two dogs in Orinda, a small Bay Area city, killing one of them.

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Scott Doggett

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