24 October 2008


ok, ok, the small mammals involved were woofies, but it coulda just as well have been kitties . . .

Woman, 61, fights off deer in attack on poodle

By John Grant Emeigh - 10/22/2008

A 61-year-old woman from Silver Star said she got into a tussle with an aggressive deer after it apparently attacked one of her poodles Monday morning.

Carol Lince said she had to fight a doe when it charged her in her yard at her home just south of Silver Star, about 35 miles southeast of Butte.

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

"I'm still sore today," she told The Montana Standard Tuesday afternoon.

Lince said she had let her three poodles outside, when she heard one "screaming bloody murder." She went outside and saw a deer attacking the smallest dog.

"I see this big ‘ole doe that's ramming him into the ground," Lince recalled.

Lince kicked at the deer's hind legs to try to get the animal off her dog. That's when the deer turned around.

"When it looked at me I realized I bit off a little more than I can chew, but I'm going to fight," she said.

She said the deer rammed her with its head and pushed her into her fence. Lince balled up her fists and started walloping the deer's head until it eventually jumped her fence and ran off.

Lince said her dog, whose name happens to be "Little Fighter," was pronounced OK after it was checked by a veterinarian.

Butte area game warden Matt Strozewski said deer can become aggressive toward animals or people.

"Any wild animal can become aggressive," Strozewski said.

He added that deer can become especially aggressive during rut.

Lince, a longtime carrier for The Montana Standard, said she didn't think twice about confronting the deer because she is protective of her poodles.

"I'm not a wimp; I don't back down," she said.


The Meezers said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH they really IS vishus!!

peggy and The Cats said...

You go girl. Great story - thanks:)

PB 'n J said...

Oh that is one scary story - even if it was a woofie!

Karen Jo said...

That was one vishus deer, all right. I am very glad that the woofie was all right. I am doing limericks for all the Meowers from Missouri and Cocoa, too. Would you like for me to do limericks for Nels and Xena, as well? I would be happy to include them, but I don't want to cause you any more pain.

Anonymous said...

Another vishus deer attack? Ahhhhhhh!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we hope Jan will punch any big wild animal that comes inside to attack us kitties.

Crystal, Cotton, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron & Rusty

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meemsnyc said...

WOW, that is such a scary story, I didn't know deer were aggressive like that.

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed all your limericks. I had fun writing them.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Those deer get more & more vishus every day! that woman was very brave, but we know our mom would do the same for us.