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Not sure where to post this, but it's a good refresher that wild animals do not tend to make good pets. I don't personally know the person in the article but he was known by my uncle-in-law.

http://www.marshallnewsmessenger.com/news/article_9ca88b6c-eee8-11df-8cce-001cc4c03286.html

The father of a friend of my dad's was killed by a whitetail buck in a similar way a long time ago. He had raised the whitetail from when it was a fawn and had it a number of years. One day he went out to feed it and it was during the rut. The whitetail jumped on him and killed him in pretty much the same way.

I personally know a guy who was attacked by a whitetail buck that he had shot. It was down and he tracked it down and when he got to it, the deer jumped up and ran him over, goring him with its antlers. The guy was able to grab a nearby fallen limb in the struggle and beat the deer to death (along with the rifle wound). He spent a few days in the hospital and the rest of deer season too injured to hunt.

So... just a reminder to be careful.
 

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I live just north of Marshall. There are several people in this area raising exotics for different reasons. They seem to forget these are wild and live by instinct, not the wishes of man. Even so-called domestic animals (cows,horses etc.) will come unglued at times. The desire to mate, fend off other males, protect young, wil overcome any fear of man. Hope others will learn from this tragedy and be cautious around all critters!
 
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