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Deer attack: Man dead, woman fighting for life

Macquarie National News

A man is dead and a woman is fighting for life after a fatal deer attack in Victoria’s north today.

The animal attacked the couple on their Moyhu property, near Wangaratta, about 8.20am.

It was their pet.

Both people suffered critical injuries however the man died at the scene a short time later.

The woman has been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries to her upper body and leg.

The deer has been euthanised.

Police are investigating.

Barry Howlett, Executive Officer of the Australian Deer Association, said deer attacks weren’t uncommon.

“They change their behaviour significantly during the mating season,” he explained.

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