Deer attack: Small dog fatally trampled, woman injured in West Kelowna

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Warning signs of an fierce doe are being posted successful a West Kelowna, B.C., neighbourhood aft a mini canine was fatally trampled connected Monday.

According to nan Ministry of Environment, a female was stepping her 2 leashed dogs, some chihuahuas, erstwhile nan cervid attacked astatine astir 5:30 p.m.

The Conservation Officer Service says nan incident happened adjacent a mobile location parkland on nan 1800 artifact of Boucherie Road.

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The female was besides reportedly attacked and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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“Luckily, nan female managed to get thief and nan cervid was chased away,” nan Ministry of Environment told Global News.

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“Officers investigated nan incident and wished it was a protect attack, arsenic nan doe was protecting its fawn.”

The ministry added that astatine this clip of nan year, cervid are often pinch their young and are much apt to go aggressive.

In ray of this, nan Conservation Officer Service encourages nan nationalist to return precautions erstwhile venturing into areas wherever wildlife perchance roam.

Their tips see having pets leashed, travelling successful groups and keeping your region from wildlife.

More tips are available connected WildSafeBC.

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