Deer attacking humans – 09/27/2005

  • November 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm #1029

    Re: [Strangeanimaldeaths] Vicky, do you remember the old couple who had a deer jump through their window

    I do remember that story. Coincidently, tonight when I was watching the news on Louisiana, Andersen Cooper did a story on the plight of the animals. There was one cow that charged the camera crew. The explanation was that the salt in the water they are drinking makes them mad. That’s the same thing that happens to people who are stranded in the ocean – that’s why you don’t drink the salt water. Anyway…. now that you reminded me of this story, I’m wondering if the barium – which is a salt is affecting the wild animals in this way.

    Bridget <bcolemanconroy8> wrote:
    I’m not sure this is relevant but it is kind of interesting because
    before (I think it was before) SAD was up and running, there was a
    deer attack in Ohio(?) where the deer actually jumped through the
    front window of an older couples home and attacked the husband
    Maybe just goofy.

    HELSINKI, Finland Sep 26, 2005 — A reindeer injured an elderly
    couple in the wilds of Finnish Lapland, in a rare attack that caused
    injuries needing hospital treatment, officials said Monday.

    A male reindeer suddenly appeared from a forest and attacked a man
    who was hiking Sunday with his partner near Kittila, about 620 miles
    north of Helsinki.

    The buck butted the man to the ground and kicked him before turning
    on the woman who was talking to her son on a mobile phone, Kittila
    fire chief Jorma Ojala said. The son alerted rescue workers who
    arrived in helicopters and flew the couple to hospital.
    The man and woman were not named, and officials declined to give
    further details.

    A researcher at the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
    said the attack came during the peak rutting season when up to 30
    female reindeer may be on heat in the territory of one buck.
    “Every year in the rutting season, buck reindeer are very possessive
    about their harems,” said Mauri Nieminen, a reindeer expert at the
    institute. “If a person goes into an area between the reindeer and
    his females, the buck can easily turn on him or her.”
    “Normally, reindeer pose no danger at all,” Nieminen added.

    In Finland, unlike in neighboring Sweden and Norway, there are no
    wild reindeer. They are domesticated, but are allowed to roam the
    wilds of Lapland where herders seasonally track them down for
    branding and slaughter.

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