A 67-year-old Colorado girl suffered a puncture wound to her leg after she was gored by an “aggressive” mule deer outdoors her house Saturday night, officers mentioned.
The lady was attacked by a small mule deer buck, armed with two spikes on every antler, in entrance of the door to her Silver Cliff house, Colorado Parks and Wildlife mentioned in a information launch.
The sufferer suffered a puncture wound to her left leg and horrific bruising on her proper leg earlier than she was in a position to scurry again inside, CPW mentioned.
Following the sudden assault, two younger bucks have been seen sparring in her yard, which is widespread conduct throughout mating season, the company mentioned.
The lady was delivered to the hospital after calling her husband.
Officers are trying to find the deer and can euthanize the animal in the event that they discover it, CPW mentioned.
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The deer might need been drawn to the home due to a hen feeder on the property.
“A wildlife officer went to research and located a hen feeder within the yard,” mentioned Mike Brown, CPW space wildlife supervisor within the area.
“The sufferer advised a CPW officer that she feeds birds and had thrown out bread earlier that day.”
As a result of the deer launched on the girl so near her house, officers rapidly speculated that somebody had been feeding the deer, which led the animal to lose its concern of individuals.
“I consider this can be a good instance of what occurs when deer lose their pure concern of people,” Brown additionally mentioned.
“They turn out to be aggressive and harmful. This can be a good reminder that wild animals ought to at all times be handled as such and that individuals want to offer wildlife the house they want.
“We’re glad this girl wasn’t extra significantly injured.”
The incident occurred in a city of 600 that’s about 50 miles from Pueblo in Colorado.