A MAN has been gored by a wild stag after he got recklessly close to the animal.
The moment the man tried repel the attack by grabbing the stag’s antlers[/caption]
He was little match for the animal that used its force to ram him to the ground[/caption]
The deer shoved its antlers into the man’s thighs[/caption]
Horrific footage shows how the man, dressed in a black puffer coat and a black tracksuit, desperately attempted to fend off the attack by clutching onto the deer’s antlers.
He wrestled with the animal until it used its full force to ram him into the ground and then pushed its antlers straight into his thighs.
The man eventually managed to break free and stand up before he got even more hurt.
The incident took place at the 500 acre Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, home to two herds of 210 wild deer.
It is one of Nottingham’s most popular attractions, with thousands of visitors each month.
The park warns punters not to get too close to the deer and recommends staying 50 metres away, sticking close to the paths and avoiding heavily grassy areas.
A warning on their website reads: “The deer may look gentle but they are powerful creatures and can be unpredictable at any time of year.”
The images were taken by wildlife photographer Chris Golightly, who said she has seen plenty of people try and get too close to the deer before.
Ms Golightly, who is in her sixties, said she believed it was inevitable that someone would soon be attacked.
“These pictures show what can happen if people ignore the advice to keep a distance from the deer,” she told the Mail.
“I wonder why people put themselves and the animal at risk just for a photo.
‘This poor stag had enough of being pestered and he had given warnings by lowering his antlers but people ignored it or thought he wanted to be stroked.
“He’s a wild animal, why would he want a stroke?”
Deer attacks on humans are generally rare, according to The British Deer Society, who state that the relatively docile creatures often avoid proximity with humans.
In 2021, a dog walker was blasted as “irresponsible” after he was forced to run for his life to escape an angry deer at a Richmond park.
Footage showed how the man let his dog, who was allowed to run around without a lead, berate the deer at Bushy Park.
And in 2020, the Met police were forced to post an image of a woman getting attacked by a deer after she attempted to take a close-up photo with the wild animal.
Officers warned Londoners that deer “aren’t like bambi” next to the photo of the lady being booted from behind by the animal.
The man wrestled with the deer before it rammed him to the ground[/caption]