Huffpost Denver

Colorado Animal Encounters, From Bears To Cougars To Squirrels (VIDEO, VOTE)

Posted: Updated:

On Monday, a deer attacked a 63-year-old Colorado Springs woman when she tried to pet him. In an interview with Westword, a Division of Wildlife spokesman postulated that the deer may have thought the woman was trying to disturb his mating rituals, and responded in a fit of rage.

We may never know exactly why this particular deer struck, but his aggression prompted us to compile some of the craziest video of wildlife encounters in Colorado, and a few from outside the state that were too good to leave out.

Vote for the wildest encounter below.

When Animals Attack... Beware These Colorado Beasts
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Deer attacks Colo. woman after she tried to pet it

Wildlife officers kill deer after attack on Colorado woman

The elk rut: a story of high country romance

Poaching investigators take high-tech approach

Antlers Sawed Off Elk To Emasculate Him (WATCH)

Aspen Trees Dying Off; Scientists Still Don't Have Definitive Reason