On Wednesday, a pet deer have killed a man and left a woman critically wounded at a rural property in Australia, informed the police.
Early in the morning, emergency services were called to the outback home in Victoria state and found the badly pierced couple, both in their late 40s.
The police said in a statement that “the man died at the scene,” adding that “the woman has been airlifted to a hospital in Melbourne with life-threatening injuries and remains in a critical condition.”
Sources claim that the man was attacked when he went to feed the pet and his wife got injured when she came to rescue him.
By hitting the pet deer with a lump of wood, the teenage son has saved his mother, it added.
The pet was then killed “due to concerns for the paramedic’s safety on the scene” said the police. It said that the stag had been kept at the property for about 6-years.
The Australian Deer Association claims that it was rare for a deer to attack people.
It continued, “It is unusual, but not unheard of, for captive deer to attack humans, particularly during the Autumn mating season.”
In the 19th Century, Deer was first introduced into Australia, mainly for hunting purposes.
But feral populations have since expanded across the nation with increasing calls for greater controls in most areas where they are considered a pest.