By George Kelly
Contra Costa Times
Berkeley officials are advising dog walkers to use a stick against attacking
deer who may be protecting their young.
Just about the only thing one can do when attacked by a deer in the city is hit
it with a stick, said Berkeley City Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, who studied the
matter with Councilman Laurie Capitelli after the two received complaints from
dog walkers who were attacked in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood and the Berkeley
hills over the last two years.
"Our constituents wanted us to do something about it, but there's not really
very much you can do except be careful where you walk and carry a stick or
something like that," Wengraf said.
One woman was injured by a deer last year and required stitches to close a
wound, Wengraf said.
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