FWP Reports “Florence Woman Attacked by Captive Deer”
By angelamontana

Posted: December 11, 2012

(picture courtesy of www.mouflonhunting.com)

Wild animals are wild animals, regardless of how badly a person wants them to be domesticated.  See FWP’s report on a woman in Florence, Montana who was attacked by her “pet” buck:

Florence Woman Attacked by Captive Deer

A woman was attacked by a captive white-tailed deer on the morning of December 11 at her home near Florence.  According to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), the adult buck deer attacked the woman when she entered its pen. The woman was transported to a Missoula-area hospital for treatment.

FWP and the Ravalli County Sherriff’s Department responded and FWP conducted an investigation of the scene today.  The deer was euthanized by a veterinarian and will be transported to the state wildlife lab in Bozeman. State law says that is unlawful to possess live game animals.