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NY man kills deer with shovel after animal jumped inside

October 06, 2011 at 01:38 PM

The Associated Press

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York man says he had to use a shovel to beat a deer to death after the startled animal jumped through a window into his workshop and attacked him when he tried to steer it toward a door. 

Tom Hartshorne tells the Ithaca Journal (http://bit.ly/pQaypk ) that he was taking his dog for a walk Wednesday morning when a buck just outside his front door took off and jumped through the window at his property in the town of Ithaca. 

Hartshorne says he got a shovel and tried to herd the deer toward the open door, but the buck lunged at him several times. 

He says he battled the deer for several minutes before finally killing it with a blow to the head.

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