A hunter in the US state of Arkansas has died after being gored by a deer he had just tried to kill.
- The buck, not pictured, attacked the hunter when he checked if it was dead
Thomas Alexander, 66, was hunting near the Ozark mountains when he shot the buck and watched it collapse.
Assuming the animal was dead, Mr. Alexander went to check on the body – at which point the deer stood back up and attacked him.
He managed to call his wife, who rang the emergency services, but he was declared dead later in hospital.
Keith Stephens, from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, told local media that Mr. Alexander’s death was “one of the stranger things that’s happened” in his 20-year career.