A hunter in Arkansas died after a deer he had shot attacked him, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
“I’ve worked for the Game and Fish Commission for 20 years, and it’s one of the stranger things that’s happened,” Keith Stephens, the agency’s chief of communications, told NBC affiliate KY3 in Springfield, Missouri.
66-year-old Thomas Alexander had shot a buck using a muzzleloader. Alexander tracked the deer and approached the wounded deer to make sure that it was dead, evidently it wasn’t.
The deer got back up and attacked Alexander.
Stephen’s states that Alexander had several puncture wounds on his body that were inflicted by the deer. Alexander was able to call his family, who then notified emergency responders.
Sadly, Alexander did not survive his wounds and later died at the hospital.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission advises hunters to make sure a downed deer not moved for about 30 minutes before approaching it.