Man 1, Deer 0
Just plain bizarre. Wouldn’t insurance have taken care of any damage. Why risk your life trying to kill a deer with your bare hands? Sounds a bit psycho to me.
It looked like a crime scene, but no charges will be filed after Wayne Goldsberry killed a buck with his bare hands in his daughter’s bedroom. The engagement lasted an exhausting 40 minutes, but Goldsberry finally subdued the five-point whitetail deer that crashed through a bedroom window at his daughter’s home Friday.
When it was over, blood splattered the walls and the deer lay on the bedroom floor, its neck broken. Goldsberry was at his daughter’s home when he heard glass breaking. He went back to check on the noise and found the deer.
“I was standing about like this peeking around the corner when the deer came out of the bedroom,” said Goldsberry, demonstrating while peering around his kitchen wall. The deer ran down the hall and into the master bedroom — “jumping back and forth across the bed.” “I could tell he was really tearing up the place back there,” Goldsberry said.
Goldsberry entered the bedroom to confront the deer and, after a brief struggle, emerged to tell his wife to call police. After returning to the bedroom, the fight continued. Goldsberry finally was able to grip the animal and twist its neck, killing it. “He was trying to get up a corner wall and I just came in behind him and grabbed him by the horns and just started pushing down,” said Goldsberry.
Goldsberry, sore from the struggle, dragged the dead animal out of the house. Benton County Sheriff Keith Ferguson said that when he arrived he found the deer dead in the front yard. Goldsberry intended to have the deer processed for its meat.