Dog walkers report deer ‘attacks’

WATCH OUT, deers about: Deers usually have a natural fear of humans and their instinct is to run away but there are several reports that people and/or their dogs have been 'attacked' by the animal.
WATCH OUT, deers about: Deers usually have a natural fear of humans and their instinct is to run away but there are several reports that people and/or their dogs have been 'attacked' by the animal.

AN AGGRESSIVE deer has been lashing out at members of the public walking their dogs in Cumbernauld.

Police have received several calls from people who have claimed the deer has ‘attacked’ them or their dogs in the Westfield area of the town.

The bizarre ‘attacks’ have occurred on different occasions over the last week, and now cops in the area are warning dog walkers to keep their pets on a tight leash.

One of the attacks took place near a bridge which looks over the motorway, while others have occurred in areas where there is undergrowth.

Police say it is believed the deer is female and may be protecting her young.

The Scottish SPCA have been out to the area to investigate the claims and say it is unusual for deers to be aggressive towards people.

Have you had an encounter with this deer while out walking your dog in the Westfield area of the town? Contact the newsdesk on 01236 725578.

For full story, see this week’s Cumbernauld News dated Wednesday, July 11.

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