WV Deer 2013 040Rabies is a terrible disease to all mammals that contract it.

Although rarely found in whitetail deer, the young doe in the following video was obviously sick and nearly attacked a woman. Fortunately, her quick thinking saved the day, and two customers of a nearby fast-food restaurant raced over and helped control the animal.

This is an amazing story that every outdoors person should see.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.


  1. The important question:
    1- did the persons that help control the deer had any shin injury that may get in contact with the saliva of the animal? If positive, preventive measures must be taken.
    2-how did the animal got the disease ?. From another mammal or from a bat?. It is important so further control measures of this deadly disease must be taken.