You all know I am the last person in the world to laugh at the misfortune of others.....heh, heh. With that being the case, this week's dumb-human-killed-by-angry-animal story comes from my home state of Georgia. Of course it involves a hunter getting killed by his prey, which makes it all the more entertainingly ironic...
BALL GROUND, Ga. — A man has been found dead at his home in Ball Ground after apparently being attacked by a deer.
The body of 66-year-old John Henry Frix was found around 8 p.m. yesterday inside the deer's pen on his property. Cherokee County Sheriff's Sergeant Jay Baker says he had been gored several times in the upper body by a deer's antlers.
The deer was one of several Frix kept on his property. His relatives told sheriff's deputies the deer had recently been acting very aggressive, probably due to rut -- the period when deer mate.
Authorities say it appears Frix tried to fend off the deer, which was the size of a small elk.
A family member later shot and killed the deer.
No charges have been filed and the incident has been turned over to the Department of Natural Resources for further investigation.
No charges have been filed? Against whom would charges be filed? The deer?
I don't have a problem with hunting. In fact, as a second amendment advocate, I support it, but I have to admit when these good ol' boys become the hunted instead of the hunters, it makes my day.