Cornish hunter describes ordeal after getting stabbed by deer's antlers

Published On: Dec 04 2012 05:51:06 AM HST

A Cornish man is home recovering after being attacked by a deer.

Everett Gray was hunting in the woods by his home last week when he shot the deer.

When he went to go get the buck, it wasn't dead, and it gouged an antler into Gray's gut.

"I thought I was going to die. I really did," Gray said.

With what energy it had left, the deer lifted its head and stabbed an antler into Gray's side.

"It hooked its horn in me, picked me (up) off the ground and slammed me back on the ground. It's just pounding into me. It's trying to wrench his head back and forth and pushing me with his hind legs," he recounted.

The two then battled.

"I don't even know what stopped us. But I'm laying there and I'm just going, 'Ahh' Coming down the hill, I hurt, man," Gray said.

With the deer now dead, Gray managed to break free and run home.

"All I remember is running, holding my side," Gray said.

His family took him to the hospital, where it was discovered that the deer dug a 4-inch hole into his side.

Remarkably, the deer didn't hit any organs.

Gray will fully recover, but will never forget the ordeal.

"I can't explain the feeling, the fear. It's crazy. I think this my last one," he said.

Friends went back and recovered the deer. Gray will add the deer to his collection, but said he will never hunt deer again.


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