Doe attacks hunter after being shot with arrow – Watch

Doe attacks hunter after being shot with arrow - Watch

Doe attacks hunter who wounded it, Authorities say a deer wounded by an arrow in eastern Wisconsin turned on the bow hunter in an attack that sent the 72-year-old man to a hospital.

Deer attacks, though rare, can potentially very dangerous for those they’re attacking. Animal Planet explains how male deer attack their prey.

“It lunges with its antlers, using the powerful muscles in its neck to push its target off-balance. Deer also use their hooves to strike, standing on their hind legs and pushing down with their full weight.”

But it’s not hunters who we normally consider at risk for deer-related injuries. Drivers must be careful, too.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 18,338 accidents involving deer caused about 402 injuries and resulted in eight deaths in the state in 2013.

The status of the 72-year-old man attacked in Fond du Lac is currently unknown. As for the doe, the county’s sheriff told The Fond du Lac Reporter, “I’m guessing the deer got away.”