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Options are few in thwarting aggressive deer, Berkeley council members say

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    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.  
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      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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