Deer That Attacked Florida Woman Will Be Moved

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

News Release: Associated Press News

Updated: January 13, 2014

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) -- A deer named Vinny will be removed from a Tampa Bay-area wildlife sanctuary where it gored a woman in the eye.

The Tampa Bay Times reports ( http://bit.ly/1frXBss) that Vinny will be removed from Survival Outreach Sanctuary in Spring Hill on Monday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It isn't clear where the deer will be taken.

On Friday, the 75-year-old sister of the sanctuary's owner was attacked by the deer. Doctors removed the woman's right eye. She remains hospitalized.

A week before the deer attack, one of the sanctuary's lions dug out of its cage. Savannah never made it off the sanctuary's fenced-in property, but its escape attempt made national news. The sanctuary's owner received a misdemeanor citation for improper caging that allowed an animal to escape.


News Release: Associated Press News

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say a woman was gored in the eye by a deer at a Tampa Bay area wildlife sanctuary.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports that a woman called 911 Friday morning, saying that her 75-year-old sister had been injured at the Survival Outreach Sanctuary. An ambulance was sent to the sanctuary, but the woman's condition was not immediately available.

Last week, a 150-pound female lion escaped its enclosure at the sanctuary and had to be tranquilized.

According to the sanctuary's website, it houses large cats, wolf dogs and other wildlife.


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