Minn. man's standoff with deer leads to hand-to-hoof combat

Mark Christianson, 66, of Fertile, Minn., bruised and battered with two black eyes, says the deer started it. A gun ended it. “He was pummeling me, standing on his hind legs and hitting me with the front ones. He hammered me good, rapid fire, and I thought, ‘Well, this isn’t good.’ I wasn’t winning, so I grabbed him and tackled him and we both went down on the ground.”
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Mark Christianson, 66, of Fertile, Minn., bruised and battered with two black eyes, says the deer started it. A gun ended it. “He was pummeling me, standing on his hind legs and hitting me with the front ones. He hammered me good, rapid fire, and I thought, ‘Well, this isn’t good.’ I wasn’t winning, so I grabbed him and tackled him and we both went down on the ground.”

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