Skip to comments.Minnesota man is bloodied, bruised after deer attack
Posted on 08/09/2012 7:33:29 PM PDT by SJackson
ERTILE, Minn. - The way Mark Christianson tells it, in his lilting Old Country accent, the deer started the fight.
"I was going out to finish spraying the soybeans," he said. "I stepped out a side door, and we saw each other, and he started coming closer.
"He was pummeling me, standing on his hind legs and hitting me with the front ones. He hammered me good, rapid fire, and I thought, `Well, this isn't good.' I wasn't winning, so I grabbed him and tackled him and we both went down on the ground."
We don't have the deer's account because, after losing the kick-boxing and wrestling portions of this North Woods triathlon, Christianson shot the eight-point whitetail buck, which had brought antlers and attitude and a strong left hoof to the fight but nothing to match Christianson's 30-06 rifle.
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Presuming the article isn't omitting any charges of violations of game laws, kudus to local law enforcement. Some might have questioned whether the deer was a "threat" once Mark Christianson was in his home, out of immediate danger. Had he not acted, we might have been reading about a rouge deer stomping a local 8 year old.
Yesterday I walked out of my house and came face to face with a large deer.I think the lack of food has made them more aggresive. Here in central Wisconsin alot of the fields are already plowed over and many water supplies are dried up. My bird baths are empty every morning.
I thought whitetail bucks have no antlers in the summer.
They sure do and we’re already marking the spots where we see the Bigguns.
Right now they’re in velvet and the antlers about half their eventual size.
I found a hive of africanized bees today in the yard. No deer.
You can’t eat them.
I just had them jump through an 8 ft high fence - the top three feet is wildlife netting attached to bamboo poles, it’s very tough stuff. Well to get into my garden they jumped into one side, only bending down the top three feet, but when they jumped out — took out a whole side of netting and poles! 40ft of the stuff. Couldn’t find any trace of the stuff anywhere, so I guess they took it along with them.
They have been extra awful this year. But we have a special problem in that the near-by collage has a reserve which has caused the deer pop to explode! The tree huggers don’t want the deer thinned, so these things are getting intrusive and dangerous. The first little Jersey darling that gets charged by a deer on campus and we’ll see the parents change their tune. That or the students smacking into the deer with their Lexus’s.
Oh yes, they do. Larger in a few months, but they are prominent.
If Obama is elected again, I just may be eating bees.
Plenty for them to eat here, but they prefer garden stuff, deer repellent works great.
This just confirms what I’ve been telling folks from the city who ask where they can see deer.
They look nice, but in reality they are large furry demonic creatures who will think nothing of pulverizing your bones to dust.
Sure you can.
He needs to go to jail! Poor Trayvon Bambi!
The new ones are growing as the old ones fall off, they will still be covered with velvet for a few more weeks.
At least in the Stevens Point area.