Well that didn't go according to plan! A woman was knocked down by a deer in Dublin's Phoenix Park after trying to take a selfie with him.
Woman knocked down by deer after trying to take a selfie in Phoenix Park
Marc O'Sullivan was nearby when the incident happened and said: ''This deer selfie thing is going to end in tragedy''.
This deer in particular was ''full of testosterone' ', according to The Sun, which is one of the reasons why he attacked her. It's mating season right now, according to The Wild Deer Association's Damien Hannigan.
The OPW also issued a warning to visitors:
“It is dangerous to approach the deer at any time particularly during May, June and July when the females are protecting their young and during September and October mating season.”
Around the park, there are numerous warnings about staying clear of the deer, especially when approaching them.
The warning adds:
“Feeding or touching the deer is prohibited. Litter and inappropriate food can seriously harm the deer and may even cause their death.
“Deer are wild animals. Their behaviour is unpredictable and they can move with great strength and speed.”
Photo credit: Marc O'Sullivan .