Man killed, woman flown to hospital after animal attack in Moyhu

Police said it’s believed a man and woman were attacked by a deer on their property

A pet deer has attacked and killed a man and seriously injured his wife in Victoria's north-east.

His son Ethan, 17, and wife, Mandi, 45, heard the commotion and went outside.

The husband died at the scene and his wife was flown by helicopter to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne where she condition was described as critical.

The deer was euthanised by police at the scene.

The couple were named as Mandi and Paul McDonald.

"At some point in time while he was inside the enclosure, he was attacked by the deer", Victoria Police Acting Senior Sergeant Paul Purcell Paul Purcell said.

She is said to be a passionate gardener and has owned a nursery in Wangaratta for three years, after taking over the 20-year-old business from her father.

She also works at a local cafe and had recently penned columns for the local paper, the Wangaratta Chronicle.

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Autumn is mating, or rutting, season for many species of deer, and is a particularly risky time to be around the wild animals.

"This distressing incident is an unfortunate but powerful warning to everyone why it is risky to approach stags during the autumn rutting season, and at any time in fact", said Bill Swan, assistant park manager, Bushy Park at the time.

Deer were introduced into Australia in the 19th century, largely for hunting purposes. With higher testosterone levels, they can be more aggressive.

'They are a wild animal and a wild animal that loses its fear of humans is a really risky thing, ' he told Herald Sun. It's not clear if this is the deer which killed Mr McDonald.

A red deer stag waits to be fed by tourists in Glen Coe, Scotland on December 1, 2017. Sambar, fallow, red and hog deer are all found in Victoria.

The deer was being kept in an enclosure.

Deer are not native to Australia and there are now large numbers of feral deer in parts of the country.

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