Woman Gets Into Tussle With Deer

(AP) A 61-year-old woman got into a tussle with an aggressive deer after it attacked one of her poodles at her home on Monday. Carol Lince said she let her three dogs outside, then heard one "screaming bloody murder." She went outside her home and saw a doe attacking her smallest dog.

Lince kicked at the deer's hind legs to try to get the animal off her dog, but she said the doe began to ram her with its head, pushing her into a fence.

Lince started walloping the deer's head with her fists until it eventually jumped the fence and ran off.

Lince said she sustained bruises after the deer rammed its head into her abdomen.

The dog was pronounced OK by a veterinarian.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com

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