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Kan. Woman Killed By Deer

September 15, 2000

MAPLETON, Kan. (AP) _ A 75-year-old woman was killed by a deer she raised from infancy.

Margaret Hershberger was gored and cut by her 200-pound, six-point buck, Mojo, at her home Tuesday.

Her husband, Richard, found her body after she did not return from shutting her chickens in for the night, Bourbon County Sheriff Harold Coleman said.

Her husband locked the whitetail deer in a nearby pen and called authorities, who killed the 8-year-old animal.

``People have to understand that deer are wild animals,″ Coleman said. ``They get freaky. This is a horrible example of what can happen when you try to tame wild animals.″

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