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DNR warns of aggressive deer

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is warning residents to be careful around aggressive deer who may be acting unusual.
Town of Scott, Wis.(WFRV)- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is warning residents to be careful around aggressive deer who may be acting unusual.

The deer population is currently going through rut, also known as mating season. Deer, especially males have a tendency to act unusually aggressive and venture into more rural areas.

A prime example happened Thursday in the Town of Scott when a buck got into the basement of a construction site. The DNR was called to investigate and had to dart the buck in order to calm him down. Then they safely lifted him out of the basement using a fork lift. The DNR doesn't know how the deer got in to the basement but suspect the odd behavior was due to the mating season.

Josh Jackl, a Wildlife Engineer with the Wisconsin DNR says you have to be cautious around deer during this time of year.

"Treat it as a wild animal, give it respect, give it space because it is a wild animal," says Jackl, "It is unpredictable  and at this time of year even more unpredictable . Give it the space that it deserves."

And of course, Jackl says to call the DNR if a deer becomes a problem or is acting too aggressive.

The buck that was handled on Friday was found to be in excellent health and was released in a safe location.

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