PET DEER KILLS OWNER IN ALABAMA

Submitted by Billy Brock on 03/03/2003. ( ) 67.232.207.141

This happned in a neighboring county, Made all the local news
casts It was A penned up 9 pointer He evidently turned his back
and the deer gored him . A Few years ago I mounted A big 8 pointer
for A man.knew it had too much greasy fat in it. His friend later told meit was a "pet" that ran loose in his yard. It attacked him
He crawled under his truck . The buck then attacked his truck I noted green paint on the antlers. His Father shot the buck.Bill Yox,
George Roof,and any others who keep Deer ,be very cautious around
your bucks.I am sure you do. but it would only take one mistake.A
good taxidermist is hard to find.

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LOL Billy

This response submitted by George on 03/03/2003. ( georoof@aol.com ) 205.188.209.77

You can bet Bill and I don't trust those suckers. We've laughed about it often, but it's in that vein of not being anything funny. "Willow" tried to get me once. He was fighting the cyclone fence when his antlers became entangled. Since I couldn't free him from inside, I made the mistake of going into the pen. I took a 2x4 to pry him loose and it saved my life I'm sure. When I pried the wire off his antlers, he ran a short distance away. I turned to close the hole in the wire when I heard him "snuffle". As I turned, he was coming toward me with his antlers down. I hit him between the "horns" with the 2x4 and he stumbled back. He looked up with glazed eyes and came at me hard then. I hit him as hard as I could in the same spot and he went to his knees. I then started backing out of the pen. He regained his senses just as I got to the shed door. He charged, and as I bolted the door, splinters flew all over the inside of the shed as he hit the door. The bolt held and I got out safely. That was 10 years ago, and to this day, he recognizes me when I'm 100 yards away and starts that bristling, stiff legged act of his. Now when he casts his antlers, he's like a big dog who wants apples from your hands and loves to have his ears scratched from behind. Once he shed that velvet, however, he's a true monster just waiting to kill me. If ANY of you is considering a deer for a pet, PLEASE, PLEASE listen to what Billy has said and be very careful. Even a doe can get cantankerous and she can stand on her back hooves and crack your skull if you piss her off. Be careful out there.


Saw them off!

This response submitted by Rick Carter on 03/03/2003. ( WASCO ) 64.12.96.42

We sedate and saw the antlers off all our deer about the second week in September after the velvet has shed. A buck can simply play with you and rupture your spleen. Dead is dead whether he was aggressive or not.


From Peta

This response submitted by Leonel on 03/03/2003. ( ) 64.158.49.55

One for the buck, 3,333,267,99,27 for the hunters.


you guys keep deer?

This response submitted by redneck on 03/03/2003. ( ndcrackerboy@yahoo.com ) 12.158.196.59

hey george you guys keep deer?
how much thy cost appiece?
is it hard to do? do you sell them? just curious theyre are deer ranchers and elk ranchers here im wondering ifyou guys sell their antlers like they do. PS and leonel what do you mean bye you comment i cant quite get it are you an peta dude o r something?
TravisC


AP

This response submitted by T. on 03/03/2003. ( ) 12.94.116.50

Pet Deer Kills Man

Grandson Discovers Body, Shoots Deer

February 27, 2003

AP

GILBERTOWN, Ala. -- An elderly man was killed Monday when his pet deer attacked him.

The nine-point buck gored and mauled 79-year-old Donald Sellers while Sellers was working on a fence on his property Monday in the Chapel Hill community, according to Choctaw County Sheriff Don Lolley.

Sellers had raised the deer since it was a fawn and the sheriff says it often became aggressive during the rutting and mating season. He believes that might have prompted the attack.

A grandson discovered the body, then shot and killed the deer when it acted aggressively toward him.


Redneck

This response submitted by George on 03/03/2003. ( georoof@aol.com ) 64.12.96.42

I only have ONE and it's for a whitetail lifespan research project. That's why we stayed away from sawing horns, in fact. They are more "expensive" than they're worth, but absolutely amazing to watch and learn from. You'll have to ask Bill about the commercial aspects as he has a HERD.


Not only whitetails!

This response submitted by Bob C on 03/03/2003. ( bobswildlife@webtv.net ) 64.12.96.42

Dont think for a minute that whitetails are the only aggressive deer. I have a pair of fallow deer, yup those pretty "little" spotted deer you see in petting zoos. My doe, Ellie Mae,is a sweetheart. Shes better than any dog I've ever owned. She comes when you call her,loves being loved and will even walk with me outside the pen. My buck, Jethro, on the other hand is a devil in disguise, a 225lb devil! When without antlers or when his antlers are in velvet, he's also a sweetheart. But the day that velvet is shed, WOW! What a change. All he wants to do is stick someone. I do cut his antlers off, but he still is very dangerous. Last March we had some very heavy rains and their house got flooded. I went into the pen to try to dig under the wall to let the water drain and he was on me in seconds. The only way I can discribe it was like a pit bull attack. He was relentless. Thank God he didn't have antlers or he would have killed me. It took me 40 minutes to get out of the pen, and that was to only go about 50 ft! I ended up with both knees banged up and a split lip from a kick to the face. I got real lucky that time. I will never go in with him again while he has any bone, about 1/4 in above the bur, on his head.For those of you thinking about getting a deer listen to what George said. Be very careful and think before you act. A hand raised buck is a very dangerous animal. Very capable of killing you,or getting out of the pen and killing someone else.
Bob C


some thoughts

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 03/04/2003. ( ) 152.163.189.66

It amazes me how many people go from being careless to just plain moronic when it comes to tame wild animals. Like my friends here, I learned the hard way, too, but I LEARNED! I have the scars to prove it, as do these other guys. In fact, most of us are too ashamed to brag about them. There are times when it seems like you MUST take chances in certain situations. But releasing hand raised bucks is stupid. I remember when BobC got beat up by his fallow deer. It was like night and day how that buck changed, and Bobby knows how they are. I have even had trouble with deer we thought were sedated properly. Im gonna assure you all that cutting off the antlers does nothing to prevent injuries, other then limiting the DEPTH of the hole, lol! Ive had them hit me through the fence when I got careless near a longer stretch between poles too. I go to great lengths to make sure that stuff wont happen again, I can tell ya! That includes making sure the fence is sound, to protect my family from any possible escaping bucks. Ive been bit by "tame" bears, bobcats, coons, fox, skunks, squirrels, etc, but deer scare me the most. You watch a 300 lb buck stretch 30 foot of fence out 3 feet past center and watch solid telephone pole posts move, and youll know...These things arent good pets, to be sure...


BILL YOX

This response submitted by ETCC on 03/04/2003. ( getrichkwik@webtv.net ) 209.240.198.63

SEnd me his head...I'll fixem fur ya...hah.


by the way

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 03/04/2003. ( ) 152.163.189.66

Thanks for your thought, Billy Brock.


Willow

This response submitted by Art on 03/05/2003. ( ) 216.154.45.222

Get him Willow!


I'm so disappointed!

This response submitted by Mindy on 05/09/2003. ( ) 165.247.248.44

I went to this site just seeing if you can tame a deer. I want one to be like a dog, living in side and litter training it. I guess that would be a bad idea huh. But they are sooo.. cute. Is there any dwarf deer that can be house trained and act fine around kids?


Cornered in an old barn today by a wild deer...

This response submitted by Susan Tippel on 06/06/2003. ( stippel711@1st.net ) 209.240.10.135

Hi, I live in rural southeastern Ohio. While walking in a hay field near the woods with my dogs today I heard a deer snort--no big deal. Then it snorted (wheezed?) again and again and again and just kept snorting. I couldn't see it, but it was coming toward me not moving away. I took off running since that did not seem right to me, heading for an old barn. The dogs and I ran into the barn and I could hear that deer was still on our tail and still snorting. The deer kept on snorting repeatedly while it circled around the barn for about fifteen minutes (I had my watch on). Then it just snorted once in awhile for another fifteen minutes. We stayed in the barn for another hour, too scared to leave. I never got a good look at the deer, just saw parts of it. Is this normal behavior for any deer in early June? Am I right to think this thing wanted to really hurt me? This really scared me!


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