A Victorian mother struggles for her life and remains in critical condition after she goes to the help of her dying husband when their pet joined him.
Paul McDonald, 46 years old, was brought to death by the pet, yesterday morning after getting in a kit to feed the vast animal on their rural estate near Wangarata, in the northeastern part of Victoria.
Mr McDonald cried for help and his wife Mandi, 45, and their son rushed out to help.
McDonald's son quickly rushed to seek help, but Mundy, a Witness of her husband who fought on the ground, was in favor of helping him.
The police said Mr McDonald was dying when the deer turned to Mrs. McDonald, strengthened her with horns.
After the call for help, the son went to a closed room to find his parents on the ground, terribly injured.
ABC reports that the son has also been bundled to hit a deer with a lump of forest to prevent his mother from attacking him.
A neighbor asked for an ambulance.
Police said the family kept the animal – a cross between a red deer and a deer known as wapiti – as a pet about two years ago when it attacked.
Ms McDonald was treated by paramedics at the scene after police shot an animal dead and was transferred to Melbourne Alfred Hospital in critical condition.
Ambulance Victoria confirmed paramedics found Mrs. McDonald with life-threatening injuries on the upper body and legs.
Prior to his death, Mr McDonald sent photographs of the erection shelf in their property Moyuhu on Facebook.
In 2013, Mr. McDonald shares a photo of a family member feeding deer on his Facebook page. "My boy," reads the title, next to a smiling emotion.
"If you kill my stag, I will kill you," said one family member. "He is my baby".
Acting senior sergeant Paul Pursell told reporters that the family was "very traumatized" by what happened and the locals in the small community were in shock.
"It's an absolute tragedy," Pursel said. "The family is just destroyed. It's out of the question how they were affected by this incident today.
"These are wild animals, whether they are out of the wild or kept as pets and their behavior can be unpredictable."
According to a state government report from 2017, there are about one million wild deer in Victoria, with species that are increasingly found in urban areas.
The government report also showed that the deer are so well established in the southern state is now impossible to eradicate. The only way forward is to control their spread.
Deer's number grew after Victoria's Black Sabbath fires in 2009, culminating in many regional councils that wrote to the state government last year and beg for defection.
Licensed recreational hunters are allowed to shoot the most types of deer in Victoria due to their classification of the game.
The Council of Invasive Species Australia regrets the terrible attack, calling for evasion.
"Our worst fears may have been realized, we're just announcing that a Victorian was killed by a deer," a tweet reported.
"We need strenuous heads to deal with this growing problem, not for hard hooves."
Victoria's National Park Association has also been searching for deer defenses for years, comparing them with a more dangerous frog toad.
In July 2018, the association warned that "deer in recent years has largely taken over the larger natural areas of Victoria".
"They penetrate the rainforests, affect our alpine areas, lose the rare species in the Grammys – the list goes on. They also affect the farms and create chaos on our paths," the association added.
The spokesman for the association, Philip Inghamells, later told SETimes Time the state government will have to kill at least 400,000 deer a year to control the problem.
"They are ready to take over the nation," he said.