An Arizona lady died after being attacked by a deer she was suspected of feeding, native wildlife officers mentioned, changing into the primary individual killed by the species within the state’s historical past.
The assault occurred on the finish of October, however the lady died this week after succumbing to her accidents in hospital. CNN reported.
The tragedy unfolded when the lady’s husband, who was not named, arrived at their dwelling at Pine Lake within the Hualapai Mountains to seek out her “on the bottom within the yard with accidents according to having been run over by an elk,” the Arizona Sport and Fish Division mentioned in an announcement..
The person additionally observed a spilled bucket of corn close by, the division added.
In response to the assault, native officers posted warning indicators about not feeding elk in native communities. 5 elk assaults have been reported in Arizona up to now 5 years, in response to the division, however that is believed to be the primary fatality.
Elk hardly ever pose a menace to people however are massive, heavy mammals that may turn out to be harmful when frightened or careworn.
“Feeding endangers the individual feeding, their neighbors, and the wildlife themselves. Please don’t feed wildlife,” the AGFD assertion mentioned.