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October 30, 2006

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Blacktail Buck Sends Oregon Woman to Hospital

For your entertainment, here’s a bit of the Salem Statesman Journal’s interview with wildlife watcher Annie Saunders, who was attacked by a blacktail buck while taking out the mail last Thursday:

"I stopped to look at him and he came right over to me very nonchalantly and calmly and used his head to knock me down," she said. "Then he rolled me around in the gravel, attacking me with his antlers and front feet, and I was still on the ground when two gentlemen drove by and saw what was going on. It took both of them to pull him off."

Does she have any idea what provoked the buck, which had a spiked antler on one side and forks, or two points, on the other?

"Not a clue."

Will she carry a grudge against deer?

"No, they're very tasty."

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