Thursday, February 6, 2014
Beware of Bambi
More people perish in the U.S. from close encounters with deer each year than with bears and sharks and snakes combined (bees are the next most deadly creature). Many of these deaths are the result of collisions on roadways, but deer are also killing people with their hooves and antlers.
Recently, a woman at Wallowa Lake in northeast Oregon was attacked by a deer just outside her home while taking her toy poodle outside for a walk. A doe blind-sided the woman, knocking her off her feet and then repeatedly struck her with its hooves.
"It just kept coming back," the woman told a reporter. "I thought I was going to die. It could have killed me. It was bizarre."
Continued at... Beware of Bambi.
by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 1999. All rights reserved.
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Artwork: Trophy Buck Deer With Big Rack