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Idaho Woman Attacked By Mule Deer While On A Walk

WHITNEY, Idaho (AP) - A southeastern Idaho woman was attacked by a mule deer buck while taking a walk near her house and both she and her rescuer suffered puncture wounds, scratches and bruises.

The Idaho Fish and Game Department says 17-year-old Alexis Vaughan spotted Sue Panter struggling with the buck as she and her father drove down the road in Whitney. Alexis got out of the vehicle and started punching the deer while Michael Vaughan grabbed the buck by the antlers. Panter was able to escape and get in the vehicle.

As Vaughan wrestled with the buck, he told his daughter to get something to hit the deer. She grabbed a hammer and struck the deer until it ran off.

Alexis drove her father and Panter to the hospital in Preston for treatment.

      
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