Idaho Woman Takes a Walk, Attacked by Buck
A passerby and his daughter came to Sue Panter's rescue as she was being attacked by a mule deer buck. Panter was taking a walk by her home in Southeastern Idaho on Friday, September 30th when a buck came out of the cornfield and gored her with his antlers. It was a young buck, weighing around 250 lbs. Panter knew she had to stay on the roadway because if the buck was able to get her into the cornfield, she would not be visible to any passersby. She decided playing dead was the way to go, but the buck kept attacking her, puncturing her legs.
Michael and Alexis Vaughan were driving by in their truck when they saw the struggle early Friday morning. Alexis and Michael got out and Michael tried to grab the antlers and steer the animal away, while Alexis was punching the deer. Alexis went back to the truck to get a hammer to hit the deer with.
The deer took off and Alexis drove Panter and her father to the hospital. Michael received 3 puncture wounds in his legs during the struggle.
Officials are searching for the deer, if they find it, it will be euthanized and tested for rabies and other diseases. In most situations like this, the deer may have been a "pet" and loses its fear of humans. The attack was unprovoked. From AJC.com.