Arkansas man hospitalized after he, family attacked by deer

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Posted: Oct 22, 2015 7:09 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man was treated at a hospital for hand and arm injuries after he and his family were attacked by a deer west of Little Rock.

David Baldwin called 911 about 8:20 p.m. Friday and said a buck attacked his stepfather and his mother, but he managed to hold it down while they fled.

A breathless Baldwin told a dispatcher, "Somebody needs to come out here and shoot it."

A police report says a deputy found Baldwin in the back of his truck. The deputy shot the deer with a shotgun. It fell, but got back up and was shot again. Another deputy finally killed it by shooting it with a handgun.

Breeding season for deer occurs in fall when males can sometimes become aggressive toward humans.