Deer Attack Story to be Featured on "Fatal Attractions"

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The Animal Planet TV show "Fatal Attractions" will feature the story of an Ellenburg, New York man who was killed in 2006 by a whitetail deer he kept as a pet. The Press Republican has the full story.

No one knows why Ronald Donah, 43, a correction officer who worked at Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility, entered the pen of the rutting buck when he got home from work on the morning of Nov. 12, 2006. A neighbor reportedly heard a scream; when he went to check on Ronald, it was too late.


numbnutz's picture

Darwinism at its finest, who

Darwinism at its finest, who in there right mind would enter a pin with a rutting buck? Sad that he went that way but it could have been avoided. hopefully others will learn from his mistakes. Has anyone ever watched that show? i've seen it a few times and i just shake my head in disbelief. these are wild animals, whether there in a pin or born in captivitie they are still wild and sooner or later there insticts will kick in.

WishIWasHunting's picture

Fellow hunters, use this

Fellow hunters, use this story as a lesson and remember that you are not only out hunting for recreation and food, you are also saving lives!

Ca_Vermonster's picture

I remember when this

I remember when this happened.  Pretty sad, but predictable.

Can't mess with mother nature.  Wild animals will always be just that, wild.  Leave them where they belong, is my opinion.

jaybe's picture

That's right. I always did

That's right. I always did know deep inside that when I was hunting, it was more a matter of self-preservation than anything else!

I don't suppose people will ever get over the idea that a wild animal is different than a domesticated animal. Even "tame" animals can get grumpy during their mating seasons and around the food trough or dish. How much more are wild animals unpredictable during these times?