A northern Illinois man has filed a lawsuit that claims he was savagely attacked by a ten-point buck that tore off a piece of the man's scalp and caused numerous other injuries.
Richard Maguire of Harvard says the deer attacked him as he walked on his property in McHenry County last month. Officials with the McHenry County sheriff's department say he struggled with the deer for ten to 15 minutes.
The lawsuit contends the animal escaped from the property of Henri Giugni. He says he raised the deer from the time it was a fawn, and he denied any wrongdoing in the incident.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the deer has been destroyed.