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Woman hospitalized after captive deer attack

Published On: Dec 11 2012 08:14:07 PM MST
Updated On: Dec 11 2012 09:17:59 PM MST
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

The following is a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks:

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.