Colorado woman cited after deer raised in home attacks, gores neighbor

Rodiano Bonacci
Ottobre 22, 2020

"We can't say it enough: Wild animals are not pets", said Frank McGee, CPW's area wildlife manager for the Pikes Peak region.

According to Denver7, the incident occurred on Friday (October 16) morning, when the deer approached the woman while she was walking her dog.

The neighbor said she was "surprised to notice" the deer following her before it attacked, knocking her down and "trashing her with its antlers".

"Repeatedly the deer knocked her down and gored her", CPW said. She spent a night in the hospital while receiving treatment for her injuries. The deer even continued to attack as she frantically opened her garage door.

The attack finally came to an end when the woman ran between two cars in her garage.

The deer was euthanized after it attacked the woman, who was treated for cuts on her head and bruises on her cheek and legs, according to Parks and Wildlife.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officers later saw the deer acting aggressively, with blood on its antlers. Lab technicians found that the deer's stomach contained out-of-season foods such as hay, corn and possibly potato.

CPW cited 73-year-old Tynette Housley with illegal possession of wildlife and illegally feeding wildlife, both misdemeanors. She was also issued a warning for possessing live wildlife without a license after she described keeping it in her home, then garage, and on her property. "Feeding deer habituates them to humans".

Wildlife officials in Colorado have announced that a woman was fined more than $1,000 after they believe she fed and raised a young deer that later gored a Black Forest woman.

McGee said injured and orphaned wildlife should be taken to licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

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