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Florence Woman Attacked by Captive Deer
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Fish & Wildlife - Region 2
This news release was archived on Thursday, January 10, 2013

A woman was attacked by a captive white-tailed deer on the morning of December 11 at her home near Florence.

According to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), the adult buck deer attacked the woman when she entered its pen. The woman was transported to a Missoula-area hospital for treatment.

FWP and the Ravalli County Sherriff’s Department responded and FWP conducted an investigation of the scene today. The deer was euthanized by a veterinarian and will be transported to the state wildlife lab in Bozeman. State law says that is unlawful to possess live game animals.