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Officials say a mule deer attacked a Utah man in his backyard, injuring the man and his dog

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DRAPER, Utah — Officials say a mule deer attacked a Utah man in his backyard, injuring the man and his dog.

KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1WaFKa7 ) that Draper city officials say a resident in the Salt Lake City suburb called police Monday to say a deer hurt the family dog and "was engaged" with her father.

According to a news release, Animal Services supervisor Dennis Wilson arrived to find the man on the ground with the deer pushing its antlers into him.

Wilson says he struggled with the deer and was able to take the animal to the ground. City spokeswoman Maridene Alexander says officers eventually shot and killed the deer.

Draper Police Deputy Chief John Eining says the man had multiple puncture wounds considered significant but not life-threatening.

The dog was also punctured but is expected to survive.


Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/

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