COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers have euthanized a deer after it attacked a 5-year-old boy in Colorado Springs. It happened Thursday when the boy and his father were playing in their backyard.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

The deer approached the child, then raised its front legs — striking the boy.

Parks and Wildlife officials believe the buck’s aggressive behavior is evidence it had been fed by humans and was too comfortable around people.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

Fortunately, the boy was not seriously hurt.


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