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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

"Humanized" deer
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says on Monday, a Maryville woman was seriously injured by a pet, male white-tailed deer. The injured woman was getting the mail when the deer came up behind her and slammed into her back knocking her to the ground. The deer then circled around her and began goring her with its antlers. The woman grabbed on to the deer's antlers and was dragged around. Three bystanders assisted the woman as the deer continued to drag and injure her. The victim was taken to Blount Co. Memorial Hospital where she was admitted with serious injuries. Wildlife officers responded to the area and found the deer which was wearing an orange collar around its neck and officers observed it acting unnaturally tame, and it was euthanized at another location. A criminal investigation is ongoing but preliminary information suggests the deer was raised by humans from a very young age and was unnaturally humanized. “This is an unfortunate example of the consequences that come from habituating and humanizing wild animals,” says TWRA spokesman Matthew Cameron. “In the case of humanized white-tailed buck deer, TWRA sees several situations where they become aggressive towards humans, oftentimes women when rutting activity begins. This same rutting activity is also responsible for the uptick in deer versus vehicle collisions in the fall as deer are more mobile during the breeding season.”


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Thursday, November 14, 2019

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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  • Jefferson County fatal crash
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    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

  • Cocke Veterans program
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  • TennCare hack
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  • Cocke County crash
  • Greeneville officer involved shooting
  • Unclaimed property

    Saturday, November 09, 2019

  • Highway 25E crash
  • Jimmy Dunn recognized by Congressman Roe
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