ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon couple and their two dogs are the most recent victims of seasonal attacks by aggressive deer, which has become an annual problem in Ashland.

Cyd and Gary Ropp told the Daily Tidings they were walking their two dogs near Ashland's downtown Post Office last weekend when a deer reared up on its hind legs and attacked the dogs.

The attack lasted for more than three minutes and left the couple bloody and bruised from falling on the pavement to avoid the doe, as they tried to protect their dogs.

The dogs were not injured. But Cyd Ropp called the attack frightening.

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