Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The terrifying moment a rutting stag charged a woman walker and knocked her to the ground - 27th Sept 2011

This was the petrifying moment a woman was chased by a rutting stag before being knocked to the ground in a London park.

She was left uninjured but ‘badly shaken’ from the attack, which occurred while she was watching three stags compete with each other during a mating ritual.

And the extraordinary scenes were captured by photographer Robert Piper, who had also descended to Bushy Park, Richmond, to watch the display last Friday.

A number of people had gathered to watch as the stags competed, as part of the breeding season which typically runs from the end of September to late October.

But as a couple edged nearer to get a closer look, one stag turned its attention from its rivals and charged directly at the woman, knocking her to the ground. Read More