ORANGE - An Orange man says an unusually aggressive deer faced off with his Dobermans Thursday morning.

Gene Zuffelato found his dogs Rex and Bella barking at a large buck in his yard. The buck stood his ground and eventually charged Bella, catching her hind leg with his antler.

The dog needed seven stitches.

Animal Control Officer Paul Niedmann says this kind of attack is very rare. The buck's aggression is being blamed on mating season.