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Woman cited for feeding deer that injured neighbor in Black Forest

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BLACK FOREST, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife says a 73-year-old woman who admitted to raising a wild buck has been cited with two misdemeanors after the animal attacked and gored a neighbor.

We reported the incident last Friday after the incident happened in Black Forest. CPW said Tynette Housley was charged for "illegal possession of wildlife and illegally feeding wildlife."

According to CPW, the victim reported that the deer was following her and then attacked as she walked her dog Friday morning. The victim said it knocked her down and thrashed her with its antlers before she was able to run away, but then it followed her to her own home, knocked her down and then gored her, continuing to attack as she tried to open the garage door. Eventually, the buck left when the victim ran between two cars in the garage.

A CPW wildlife officer found the buck with fresh blood covering its antlers.

Parks and Wildlife officials say Housley admitted to raising the buck after taking it in as a "days-old fawn." She reportedly raised it for more than a year.

The buck was euthanized and then taken to a lab to be tested for rabies and other diseases.

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  1. I knew it would be a dumb some who did this. What’s the over-under on the number of cats she has? And I’m going to go ahead and go out on a limb and say hoarder as well. I don’t know her but if it’s the profile.

  2. “73-year-old woman…””…Cited.”

    CPW, what exactly do you plan to do against a 73-year-old woman who tells CPW to go pound sand? What are they going to do, make it so she can’t hunt? Send an 73 year-old woman to jail?

    I understand she allegedly committed a crime, but what does it say about our society when our Government harasses a “At-Risk” Person to pay a fine because she had compassion, albeit unhealthy compassion towards a wild animal. Honestly, she must have weighed her options before deciding to allegedly commit a crime, either feed this fawn and nurse it back to health, or call CPW so they can put a round it it’s head because that’s how CPW deals with unruly wildlife.

    This is not only immoral, and unethical to charge a 73 year-old woman, but quite honestly it’s shameful and a disgrace.

    This isn’t poaching, she wasn’t baiting animals to poach, and she wasn’t keeping it penned up on her property or residence, this is someone’s Grandma, possibly Great-Grandma, and CPW issued her a major fine for illegal possession of;

    “For each animal listed as endangered or threatened, a fine of not less than two thousand dollars and not more than one hundred thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year in the county jail, or by both such fine and such imprisonment, and an assessment of twenty points.”

    and for feeding

    “The Law. Under Colorado law, intentionally feeding big game animals is illegal. The prohibition applies to deer, elk, pronghorn, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and bears. Violators face a $100 fine.”

    1. Is it only because laws can’t punish people for being stupid? Anyone that’s like, I want to Instagram selfie with a picture next to that wild animal, deserves what they get.

      1. PS.

        The narrative changed, from the last article, so i will place this here to continue to point out the real fault of this incident.

        Originally published,

        “On Friday morning, a woman was walking her dog along a wooded path in Black Forest when she was approached by a deer. The victim told officers that she believed it wanted to be “snuggled.” As she extended her hand, the deer lowered its antlers and jabbed her abdomen.”

        Suddenly changed the narrative to,

        “According to CPW, the victim reported that the deer was following her and then attacked as she walked her dog Friday morning.”

        “Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid”. – John Wayne

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