Young Buck Mule Deer Gores 63 Year Old Woman in Colorado

FLORISSANT, Colo., Oct. 14 (UPI) — A 63-year-old woman was slightly injured when gored by a young buck mule deer near Florissant, Colo., a state wildlife agency spokesman says.

Division of Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin said Joan Nutt was rescued from the deer Monday by a passing motorist who honked his vehicle’s horn to scare it away, The Denver Post reported Wednesday.

The Division of Wildlife said in a release that Nutt likely had tried to lure the deer near her to pet it.

In response, the young buck lowered its head and charged Nutt, knocking her down and leaving her with minor wounds to her hands, hip, stomach and upper leg.

Medical personnel who treated Nutt said the deer kept returning to the scene, forcing them to chase it off, the Post reported.

Wildlife officials said as a precaution, the deer was tranquilized and later euthanized.

“A large buck deer can severely injure or, even worse, kill a person in a few seconds,” Shaun Deeney, a Division of Wildlife area wildlife manager, said in the Department of Natural Resource division’s release.

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