Like a bar drunk, a deer in northern Minnesota was picking fights with anyone who looked at it the wrong way.
True story, according to the Ely Police Department.
At around 9 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Brad Roy was patrolling a residential street on the west side of town, when he saw that a man walking his dog had a deer-stalker (sorry), as they were being chased down the street by the indignant mammal.
Roy got out of his squad and yelled at the deer, prompting it to stop for a moment before continuing its effort to run down the dog walker.
Officer Roy yelled again, having no i-deer (sorry) how the Jane doe (sorry) would react, and in doing so became the new target for her ire.
Caught like a deer in headlights (sorry), Officer Roy was saved from a chasing of his own by two dogs across the street, who started barking.
Eager for a scrap, the deer ran across the street and started pounding its hoof against the fence separating it from the dogs.
The Minnesota DNR was called by Officer Roy, who learned that the deer was likely the mother of a nearby newborn fawn.
"Officer Roy gave the deer a verbal warning and she was sent on her way," Ely PD says.
Seriously though, the DNR says a doe with fawns "may be aggressively protective" and people and pets should be kept away from them.
Fawns are typically born mid-May through early June, so there are plenty of protective mamas out there.