GARFIELD COUNTY – A deer smashed through the front of a camper-trailer wall after being hit Sunday afternoon in Garfield County on state Route 89 Expecting to find a dead animal inside the camper trailer, a responding officer opened the side door and got charged by a seemingly unharmed, three point buck.
At approximately 3 p.m., Sunday, a woman reported to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office that she hit something on SR-89 near mile post 134. Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Micah Evans arrived on the scene and noticed that trailer had a large hole in the front of it, with no blood around it.
After opening the door and expecting to find a dead animal inside, he snapped a picture of the unscathed deer. The flash spooked the deer and caused it to charge him. Evans jumped out of the way as the buck leapt from the trailer and bounded over a barbed wire fence into the wilderness.
Sherriff James Perkins was also on scene and jokingly said to the woman: “We’re going to have to fine you for hunting without a license” to which the woman replied, “But I didn’t kill it.”
There were no injuries reported.
CORRECTION: Lead sentence and photo captions, the event occurred on state Route 89, near mile post 134.
Submitted by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office
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