According to the CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), the Alberta town of Okotoks has been overrun with aggressive deer, forcing residents to seek the safety of the indoors. No humans have been harmed at this point, but at least one dog has. Many of the deer attacks have been occurring when residents have been out walking their dogs.
Part of the problem is rutting season, the period in the fall when male deer compete with another for mates and exhibit more aggressive behavior. Another factor is the town's abundance of fruit trees and vegetable gardens, which are luring the deer into the residents' yards.
Okotoks Parks Manager Christa Michailuck has been offering some advice to the community. "Maybe it's fencing off your garden vegetables, or picking crabapples in the fall when they're loose and easy to get off the trees, not leaving pumpkins out," she said. "There are motion sensor sprinklers. Spray them with the hose, get them out of the yard."