In the area I grew up we only had raccoon problems and I learned to deal with them with carrying a flashlight. No problems there. But in the area I moved to, I have a smaller dog I need to walk ALL THE TIME. He's just full of energy. Here are some cute pictures for those who want to go "aww" Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler ANYWAY! I have to walk my dog and there is freaking deer EVERYWHERE! It's crazy. The few times I run into them I've managed to get away by running. (Stupid I know, but it's the only thing I can do.) I have back problems so I wouldn't survive an attack if I were to shield my dog... I'm soo tempted to get bear mace or something. I doubt a stick would work. I've read all these articles on deer attacks, so I know why they do it. And people who do get attack carry sticks... so again, doubt that would work. Anyone know any tricks to keep them away? I can't find anything that doesn't have to do with gardening T_T What's your take on wild deer? Do you run into them often in your city or do you run into other animals?