Dec 12, 9:38 AM EST
Captive deer attacks Florence woman
FLORENCE, Mont. (AP) -- State wildlife officials say a Florence area woman was seriously injured when she was attacked by a whitetail deer buck that apparently was being kept illegally at her residence.
The Ravalli Republic reports ( Whitetail deer attacks Florence woman
) a ranch hand found the woman injured in a pen Tuesday morning and called for help. The woman was taken to a Missoula hospital and the deer was euthanized.
Ravalli County Undersheriff Perry Johnson said he was told the woman was severely injured, but he did not have any information about the extent of her injuries.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Sgt. Joe Jaquith says the initial investigation indicated the woman was keeping the deer in a pen. It is illegal for people to possess live game animals.
Information from: Ravalli Republic, Ravalli Republic
I was just reading the above in the morning paper this morning. Deer can be very dangerous.