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Dec112012

Florence woman attacked by captive deer

(FLORENCE)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks agents say it was captive deer that attacked and injured a woman in the Bitterroot Valley on Monday.

FWP says the woman was in the process of entering the deer's pen on her property in Florence Tuesday morning when the adult buck attacked. She was hurt seriously enough to require a trip to the hospital to treat her injuries. 

FWP and the Ravalli County Sherriff’s Department responded and FWP conducted an investigation of the scene today.  The deer was euthanized by a veterinarian and will be transported to the state wildlife lab in Bozeman. State law says that is unlawful to possess live game animals.

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