“OAKLAND — The police department is investigating why officers shot a male deer in an East Oakland neighborhood Saturday, officials said today.
Police and animal control officials were called to an Oakland Housing Authority property in the 1700 block of 90th Avenue around noon Saturday, where a young deer had wandered into a back yard, police said.
Tranquilizer guns may not have been available, police said, but the officers’ actions remained under investigation and officials said they are looking into ways to prevent such shootings.
Polices spokesperson Holly Joshi said there were many children in the area, and the officers decided the deer was a threat to public safety…”. Full story here.
Contrast that action to the work of firefighters in Oxnard California that rescued a 200 pound black bear stuck in a tree. Story at Statter911
Readers of this blog will recall the bear cub rescued from a fire in Trinity County in 2008 that was nursed back to health in a rehab facility near Lake Tahoe. If the firefighter that found “Little Smokey” had adopted the Oakland PD policy he might just have just taken a shovel to the cub’s head.
Here is a video of the keystone cops putting 7 (SEVEN) rounds in the cornered fawn. Not recommended for the faint of heart!