October 04, 2011
Muley Buck Attacks, Injures Idaho Woman
By Chad Love
An Idaho woman is recovering from wounds she recieved after being attacked by a mule deer buck while walking down a rural road.
From this AP story:
A woman was able to escape an attack by a mule deer after a passer-by and his daughter fought off the buck, grabbing the antlers and striking it with a hammer until it fled, state wildlife officials said. Sue Panter was on a stroll near her home in rural southeastern Idaho when the buck attacked, raking her body with his antlers and goring her legs, officials said. Michael Vaughan and his 17-year-old daughter, Alexis, spotted the struggle early Friday and tried to intervene, the state Department of Fish and Game said in a statement Sunday.
Vaughan's daughter got out of their vehicle and started punching the deer, while he grabbed the buck by the antlers, which allowed Panter to escape, according to the agency. Vaughan said that while he wrestled with the buck, his daughter retrieved a hammer and struck the deer. Vaughan's daughter then drove Panter and her father to a hospital, where they were treated and released on Friday. The man's legs were punctured three times during the struggle, wildlife officials said. The buck in the attack was a young adult, which on average weigh about 250 pounds, officials said.
Anyone ever experience something similar? If not attacked, have you ever been approached or threatened?