Date: Jul 25, 2015
By: Chen Yen-ting and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
A tourist in Kenting’s Sheding Nature Park suffered minor injuries last week after a Formosan
sika deer being chased by a dog ran straight into him, causing a cut that required stitches, the Kenting National Park Administrative Office said.
It was the first time a human has ever been injured by a deer at the park, rather than the other way around.
Footage of the event shows the excitement of the man seeing a Formosan sika deer running quickly turning into fear when the deer turned toward the people.
The injured person was a second-year junior-high school student on a family trip to Kenting.
The boy’s mother said that the family trip had been difficult to schedule and it was annoying that she had to take her child to the hospital for stitches.
The office said that previous incidents involving Formosan sika Deer usually saw the deers being hit by cars. [FULL STORY]