Ravalli County Coverage

Dec 12, 2012 12:17 PM by Cristy Aranguiz - KPAX News

FWP investigating Florence deer attack

FLORENCE - A captive white tailed deer attacked a Florence woman on Tuesday morning, doing enough damage to send the victim to the hospital.

A woman was keeping an approximately five-year-old buck at her home, and when she went into its pen, the deer attacked her.

"Today [Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks] game wardens went and investigated the scene, collected a lot of evidence. Our concern is with the woman, and her well-being, and that's where our minds are right now," FWP's Vivaca Crowser said.

"We also took the deer and it was euthanized by a local vet, and it's on its way to Bozeman to the wildlife lab for further investigation," she added.

The woman was taken by ambulance to a Missoula hospital, but the extent of her injuries hasn't been released yet.

Crowser also point out that state law says it's illegal to possess live game animals.

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