Woman airlifted to hospital after being attacked by deer in Kerry

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining injuries in a deer attack in Kerry on Saturday. According to a report by the Breaking News.ie, the attack, by what was described as a medium-sized wild red male deer, is understood to have occurred in the Glencar area, a remote valley near Killorglin in the foothills of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.

According to the sources, a five or six- pointer deer is a common sight at the area. He usually approach houses for food and has no fear of humans.

It is believed that the attack happened around lunchtime near a private house where the neighbours discovered the middle aged woman lying on the ground. There were calls for help, the neighbours said.

According to the reports, she suffers broken ribs along with other injuries. Her condition is believed to be stable and she remains at the hospital.

A trained huntsman or marksman was summoned to the scene and the stag was dispatched.

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