Deer attack

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  1. Dr Ray

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    Man in Victoria (south east mainland Australia) was attacked by his pet deer when he went to feed it.
    He subsequently died from injuries. The species of deer is unknown but probably a Sambar deer. These deer are big can weigh around 230 kgs (over 500 lbs) and in fact are heavier than a male lion.
    Just shows you that these animals can never be truly domesticated.
    I also hear that the mans wife was injured and saved by their son who hit the deer with a lump of wood.
     
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    Depending on which news service one listens to, the deer was either a red deer or a red deer / wapiti cross. In the published photos it looks more like a red than a cross. Most people with experience know that male deer in particular can't be domesticated and become highly aggressive during the rut. Being raised as a pet they have no fear of man. Sadly, all too many people with no idea buy a hobby farm and come to grief one way or the other.
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure it was a Red
     

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    Sad to hear someone lost their life this way.
     

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    Cassowaries are actually terrifying
     
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    Yes, people do not take these animals near serious enough. I raise red deer as well as a ton of other species of animals. They are without a doubt dangerous. The mistake people make must often is trusting the animal. At best it can be a painful injury at worst one dies.
     
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    On our way to a holiday house we say two cassowaries - one male and one female.
    Impressive to say the least.
     
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    the best thing to do something with them is this :whistle: :

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    important is a large grill ;)
     
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    Nice one

    Protected and there’s no way I’ll grab one
     

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    All species of "buck" can be dangerous. A tame male springbuck will become territorial and attack anyone who comes into its turf. I also know of one instance in which a half tame kudu killed its owner and another case in which a wild but habituated fallow deer stag attacked and killed someone - completely unprovoked but during the rut. Other species which have been known to attack unprovoked include bushbuck and gemsbuck.
    A tourist was also killed by a giraffe last year. I don't know that it was intentional, but even a casual swipe from a giraffe is enough to kill.
    Bottom line is that these are wild animals and potentially lethal. People who ignore this make a mistake.
     

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    From the pics on the news looked to be elk red cross.
     

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    I feel that a lot of people who do not venture into the bush (as we do) forget that these animals remain wild at heart. Due to this loss of contact with the natural world, they then anthropomorphise such animals (both the media and antis are also accountable here), thereby lulling tbemselves into a false sense of security. Then when the animal reverts to instinct, their owners are shocked when they get injured, or - unfortunately in this case - killed. Condolences to the family and friends.
     

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    For what it's worth the guy was a hunter
     

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    Really? The tables turned.
     

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