Pet deer attacks neighbor, sending her to the hospital

White Tail Deer

Black Forest, Colorado (Channel 9 News)-- Back in October, one woman was out walking her dog when she was attacked by a young buck.

The buck chased and knocked down the woman several times. The woman was even impaled by its antlers. The woman was taken to the hospital where she was treated for lacerations to her legs, cheek, and head.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the deer was raised by one Tynette Housley, 73, since it was only a few days old.

Housley was cited with two misdemeanors: illegally feeding wildlife and illegal possession of wildlife. The charges could cost her over $1,000 dollars.

In a press release by CPW, one manager stated, “We can’t say it enough-- wild animals are not pets. Feeding deer habituates them to humans. They lose their fear of humans and that leads to these outcomes that are tragic for both wildlife and people.”

The buck was euthanized and taken in to test for diseases.

Story via Jennifer Campbell-Hicks of 9 News.