Deer attacks 2 Texas hunters, steals cigarettes

(Via the Daily Mail):

Two Texas deer hunters found the tables had turned on Friday morning when they were attacked outside their own house by a wild deer. The animal then added insult to injury by stealing their packet of cigarettes.

Joseph Rose and Cole Kellis left their home in Whitehouse, Texas, to find a deer standing outside. As reported by Ketknbc.com, the men approached the animal, as it seemed ‘friendly’.

But the mood of the young male rapidly changed and it charged the men.

Rose and Kellis fled to their pick-up truck for safety. But they couldn’t outpace the deer, which began to ‘poke’ his antlers into Rose’s ribs.

Rose managed to force the deer back and jumped into the bed of the truck to avoid a goring. But the men had left the main object of the deer’s attention unprotected.

As Rose told Inquisitr.com: ‘The deer climbed up into the truck cab, put his front paws on my seat and got my pack of cigarettes and started chewing on them.’

The men attempted to retrieve the cigarettes from the deer. Yet the animal, no doubt empowered by a strong nicotine rush, only got more aggressive.

Rose and Kellis called the game warden and the local police. But the battle wasn’t over yet. Officers were forced to taser the deer and five men were needed to restrain the beast. One of the policemen suffered a broken wrist and others were treated for minor injuries.

Be careful out there, hunters.

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