A WOMAN was taken to hospital today after she was attacked by a moose in Co Kerry.
The attack, described as a medium-sized wild red stag, is understood to have occurred in the Glencar area, a remote valley near Killorglin in the foothills of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.
According to sources, the deer, one of five or six, has become a familiar sight for locals.
He shows no fear of humans and often comes close to houses for food and often walks the streets at night.
It is understood the attack took place near a private residence and the woman was found lying on the ground.
Neighbors heard her cry for help and rushed to the scene.
Air ambulances were called to the scene and the woman was taken to the plane to receive medical treatment.
It is understood she suffered a number of injuries including broken ribs and hospitalization.
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A trained hunter/sniper was summoned to the scene and dispatched the deer.
The Irish Deer Commission together with the National Parks and Wildlife Service issue regular warnings about the dangers of wild deer, especially in the fall during rut season.
Deer populations in Kerry are increasing and are now found beyond their original home in the 10,000-hectare Killarney National Park.
They are also unafraid of humans and are frequently found in gardens and in the perimeters of homes in the greater south and east Kerry areas.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8250417/woman-hospital-injuries-attacked-stag-kerry/ Woman taken to hospital with several injuries after being attacked by a deer near her home in Co Kerry