Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Deer delivers severe beating to hunter

A hunter has been injured after the deer he shot and apparently killed got back up and attacked him.

Randy Goodman, 49, thought the two shots he fired from his .270-caliber rifle had killed the buck which he hit while hunting in Missouri.

Goodman said the deer appeared to be dead - but seconds later the 240lb animal got to its feet, knocked Goodman over and attacked him with its antlers.

Goodman described the attack as '15 seconds of hell,' as the injured deer tried to gore and stomp on him.

The animal then attempted to flee the scene but the hunter was able to recover and this time shot it twice, after which it really was dead.

After the incident, 49-year-old Goodman drove himself to hospital and received seven stitches to his head.

When deers fight back: watch a separate incident of a hunter under attack

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