The hunter became the hunted when this furious deer took revenge on the man who shot it
The hunter became the hunted when this furious deer took revenge on the man who shot it. Photo: NATIONAL
Randy Goodman, 47, from Sedalia, Missouri shot the stag twice with his .270 calibre rifle and assumed the beast was dead.
But seconds later the 240-pound deer came back to life and turned on Goodman, knocking him to the ground and pounding him with its hooves.
Now Goodman, a veteran hunter who described the attack just before Christmas as "15 seconds of hell", has had the indignity of having to watch the deer take top billing in an internet video watched by more than three million people.
After the attack the deer then ran a short distance before collapsing. Goodman was able to recover enough to fire two more shots, making sure the angry animal was definitely dead this time.
He then drove himself to hospital were he received seven stitches to his head.
Most people who watched the clip on YouTube do not seem to have much sympathy for Goodman.
"I was laughing, and almost crying. Anybody who has read Bambi would laugh their socks off," wrote one.
Another commented: "Hunting is about winning and losing. It's in the hunters' favour because he has a gun. If the deer decides to strike back and wins, then who can complain?"
Deer takes revenge on hunter armed with rifle - Telegraph