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Deer Chases Man and Dog in Ely

Ely police are warning folks about aggressively protective deer, as one chased a man and a dog on Wednesday. Ely police are warning folks about aggressively protective deer, as one chased a man and a dog on Wednesday. |  Photo: Ely Police

Updated: May 23, 2019 12:37 PM

An Ely police officer patrolling on Wednesday night saw a deer chasing a man and the man's dog. This happened near 300 East Conan Street around 9pm.

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Officer Brad Roy got out of his car and yelled, attempting to get the deer to stop. The deer did stop, but then continued to follow the man and his dog.

Then Officer Roy yelled at the deer again, and the deer started to approach him.  According to police, two dogs across the street began barking. They were behind a fence. The deer ran over to the fence and started to hit the fence with a hoof.

According to the press statement, Officer Roy gave the deer a verbal warning, and she was sent on her way.

Roy then contacted the DNR. The DNR believes it was likely the mother of a newborn fawn, and was acting aggressively protective. Fawns are born mid-May through early June. 

Police say to stay away from fawns and deer for your own safety, and keep your pets away too.

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