Aggressive deer attacks cars in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A aggressive deer was threatening and attacking cars in Klamath Falls over the weekend.

911 started getting calls of an aggressive deer on Glenridge Way at around 9:30 Saturday morning.

“There was a call that this buck was attacking vehicles,” said neighbor Donna Ross. “So the Sheriff came up, and I guess the buck started attacking the Sheriff’s pickup.”

The deer got so mad, he somehow managed to get his antlers caught in the wheel well of the patrol truck.

Donna Ross was told to keep a safe distance. “So I snuck behind a bush, and I got some video, and I was absolutely captivated the way this buck was completely lodged in a wheel well.”

The deer’s behavior raised concerns that it might not be well, and a fish and wildlife specialist was called in.

“They had decided to tranquilize it would be the best thing, and remove it,” recalled Ross. “And I guess assess the health of it – and it turns out it was just rut, that’s what everybody thought.”

Due to the aggressive nature of the deer, a wildlife biologist confirmed that the deer unfortunately had to be euthanized.

Wildlife biologists say it’s not unusual to see aggressive bucks this time of year.

While it’s best to just stay out of the way, you should call for help if there’s a threat to public safety.

KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s.  He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.

He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand.  A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer.  In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.

“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain.  Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.

When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.

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