Deer attacks Colo. woman after she tried to pet it |

Deer attacks Colo. woman after she tried to pet it

FLORISSANT – Colorado Wildlife officials say a 63-year-old woman was attacked by a buck mule deer when she tried to pet the animal.

Division of Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin says Joan Nutt suffered lacerations after she was struck by the deer’s hooves and antlers Monday evening outside her sister’s home in Florissant, about 105 southwest of Denver.

Nutt says she had called the deer over so she could pet it. Seraphin says the deer lowered its head and charged the woman once it got close.

A driver who witnessed the attack called for help and scared away the deer.

Wildlife officials have euthanized the animal because they say it had become a threat to people.

Information from: The Gazette,

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