- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - There are enough aggressive deer plodding along the city streets in Ashland that the mayor is planning a summit on the issue.

The Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1G0DyJT) deer have been hanging around neighborhoods in the 21,000-resident city of Ashland in southern Oregon for decades, and a state biologist says the animals have failed to develop a fear of people.

Deer are becoming more aggressive, particularly females with fawns and bucks during breeding season. An elderly woman was stampeded by a deer, and a family was chased down the sidewalk.

Ashland Mayor John Stromberg said Monday that he’s planned Wednesday’s Deer Summit 2015 in response to the issue. Stromberg says he hopes the televised town hall discussion will generate new ideas to solve the aggressive deer problem.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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