FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's Natural Resources Department says an entire herd of deer was euthanized at the request of the family of a man killed by one of the animals.
Donald Dube (DUE-Bay) died Sunday night while feeding his herd of domesticated deer behind his home in Saint-Leonard.
Police say the dominant buck in the herd attacked and killed the 55-year-old man with its antlers and hoofs.
Provincial game wardens later killed the buck and the other 10 deer on the family property and disposed of them in a landfill.
Anne Bull, a spokeswoman for the Natural Resources Department, says the 11 deer were killed rather than released into the wild because of the family's request.
The government issues permits to keep some deer species in captivity, but Bull refused to say whether Dube had a permit for his herd.
Dube's family could not be reached for comment.
From MSNBC ... deer attacks!
**UPDATE** The fawn in this video recently was found dead in the neighboring woods. We have had reports that it recently joined a gang of rebel deer that were competing for the lush woods near our property against a pack of guerilla bears that joined forces with some really pissed off geese and in the skirmish it sustainded fatal injuries. It truly is a sad story. Thanks for all the comments! To all the negative commenters, we were protecting our kid, our dog. In the heat of the moment people don't always make the most rational of choices but in this case nobody got hurt and we are thankful for that. This video was posted to share an amazing moment caught on camera. Take from it what you will, and just remember one thing: Our dog is way cooler than yours. **CHECK OUT THE REMIX** Hungry deer thinks its cool to eat from our garden. Our dog has a different take on the situation. For his efforts the dog has been awarded a purple heart of valor for his selfless actions to keep our garden safe.
Star's owner speaks! wildgunmen.com UPDATE 01-19-11- Star was treated at Cranbrook Veterinary Hospital by Dr. Jamie Levine, said hospital worker Jo Walsh. "He was really bruised and shaken up by it all, but apparently he's doing well now," Walsh said. "The poor thing only has one eye and he's arthritic and he's deaf -- he didn't know what hit him." Walsh said deer vs. pet fights have become a big problem in Cranbrook. A number of injured pets have been treated, and the hospital has had to "put little dogs down, because they've been so badly mauled," Walsh said. Read more: www.theprovince.com **WARNING NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART** Personally, I would have grabbed the closest heavy object and pummeled the hell out of that deer if it was stomping my baby like that. I didn't film this nor was I there. Here is his/her description: fsubra -- June 09, 2010 -- A newborn fawn creates a dangerous situation when mom gets protective. Starts cute, ends scary. Warning: this is disturbing stuff. I cut the footage because I ended up filming the dog's owner, whose privacy had to be protected. The dog eventually left limping--since posting this I have heard that it recovered. THE DOG IS OKAY, I think. River, my deer-whispering cat, is fine--we'll see if he learned his lesson. (And no, I won't put him on a leash or lock him in the house. A cat is not a dog.) We did call animal control, there was nothing they could do. As to why I didn't stop filming to help the dog: there were other people ...
This deer is not taking any crap from anybody!
my husband had to go outside to fix a broken water pipe and a young buck came into our yard and attacked him. so we grabbed the cam and we had over an hour of footage of him playing and attacking!. He played rough! LOL