A 67-year-old female was attacked and gored on Saturday night outside her home by a mule deer buck, which Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are looking for.
Silver Cliff, a 600-person village situated 55 miles north of Pueblo in the Wet Mountain Valley between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west, was the scene of the attack. and the Sweaty Mountains in Custer County, which is lightly populated.
The victim claimed that after leaving her back door, a small buck horse wild attacked her. Each ornament of the buck was said to have two spikes.
Fortunately, the survivor was able to return home and call her father for assistance. Her left leg was punctured, and her right leg had considerable pain. For treatment, she was taken to a Pueblo clinics.
Two young bucks were seen sparring in the garden after the attack, which is typical behaviour during the deer rut, or mating season.
According to Mike Brown, the CPW Area Wildlife Manager in the area,” A animals officer went to investigate and found a bird feeder on the garden.” The victim admitted to feeding birds and throwing out bread before that day to a CPW agent.
According to Brown, there have n’t been any recent reports of aggressive deer in Silver Cliff. He claimed that because the assault was so close to a house, there were immediate worries that someone had been feeding the antelope, which made it less afraid of people.
According to Brown,” I think this is a good indication of what happens when deer lose their innate fear of people.” They turn hostile and risky. This serves as a helpful warning that people must provide animals with the habitat they require and that wild creatures should always be treated as such.
We’re relieved that this person was n’t hurt more severely.
The deer may be put to death if it is discovered to stop coming attacks on humans.
The following link will take you to a CPW page that explains why it is dangerous and illegal to serve deer and other wildlife.