Deer rips off ‘half’ of hunter’s face as he tries to shoot it

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This buck fought back!

A behemoth deer charged a French hunter as he tried to shoot it, ripping open the guy’s face and landing him in the hospital with 50 stitches, according to a report.

“It actually took half my face off,” the hunter, Vincent Saubion, told the UK Metro.

The 36-year-old had to be raced by helicopter to a team of surgeons after the 330-pound animal he was stalking in southwest France stormed him, according to the outlet.

The deer tore a chunk of skin off Saubion’s mug, under his cheek and eye — causing him to “feel drunk” from the impact and amount of blood loss, he said.

He was so disoriented, he told pals that he wanted to keep hunting, but they forced him to stop while a firefighter friend tended to his wounds.

He was later treated at Pellegrin Hospital in Bordeaux, where he underwent emergency surgery.

But the wild attack won’t stop him from returning to the sport, he said.

“I am still crazy about hunting,” Saubion said. “I have nothing but respect for the game.”

1 thought on “Deer rips off ‘half’ of hunter’s face as he tries to shoot it

  1. All I can say is I hope the deer is OK and got away into its forest home. Oh, and good job, but next time go for his balls.

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