Another angry deer taken revenge and killed a hunter who opened fire at it.
Mark David was archery hunting in Oregon, US, when he set his sights on the helpless Elk.
He wounded the creature but was unable to locate it before the sun went down.
The 66-year-old returned the next day – but didn’t count on the furious deer lying in wait.
It charged at him and gored him in the neck with its antlers.
David died of his injuries of in hospital and the landowner then track down and killed the animal.
The Elk is the third-largest type of land mammal found in North America.
Oregon State Police told the local media that the owner tried to save David’s life after the incident but the hunter’s wounds were fatal.
Police said: “The animal was injured but David was unable to find it and kill it before sundown so he returned the following day with the landowner to look for it.
“The elk charged and gored him in the neck with its antlers.”
It came nearly a year after a strikingly similar incident in Arkansas.
Thomas Alexander, also 66, died after being gored by a deer he had just tried to kill.
He was hunting near the Ozark mountains when he shot the buck and watched it collapse.
Assuming the animal was dead, the man went to check on the body.
But at that point the deer stood back up and attacked him.
The wounded man managed to call his wife, who rang the emergency services, but he was declared dead later in hospital.
The National Park Service’s website warns that the mating season for elk, known as the rut, runs from September to October.