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Florence Woman Attacked by Captive Deer

Fish & Wildlife - Region 2

Tue Dec 11 19:47:00 MST 2012

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.