The hunter becomes the hunted! Runaway deer pokes out Polish hunter’s eye with its antlers as it leaps out of bushes
- Leszek Kaminiski was hunting in forests in southeastern Poland before Christmas
- There he encountered a frightened deer hiding from him in the undergrowth
- He raised his rifle, but before he could fire, the deer fell straight at him
- The hunter stepped aside, but the deer’s antlers painfully stuck out his eye
Shocking footage shows the moment a stampeding deer stuck out a Polish hunter’s eye with its antlers as it burst from the undergrowth.
Leszek Kaminiski was on a group hunt in the woods near Chelm, in southeastern Poland, when he encountered the terrified animal hiding in some bushes.
Video shows him walking up to the deer with his rifle pointed up at the creature, with the camera showing Kaminski’s first-person perspective.
Shocking footage shows the moment a stampeding deer (pictured) stuck out a Polish hunter’s eye with its antlers as it burst out of the undergrowth
Leszek Kaminiski was on a group hunt in the woods near Chelm, in southeastern Poland, when he encountered the terrified deer hiding in some bushes. It burst from the undergrowth and stuck out its eye with its antlers (left). Right: Blood on Mr. Kaminiski .’s shotgun
Suddenly the animal jumps straight at the camera from the hedge at breakneck speeds and rams the hunter in the face with his antlers.
Kaminski is spun along with the camera and flung to the ground, as the fighter lets out an audible sob of pain before cursing in Polish.
WHEN the deer rushes off, Kaminski is left on the ground with a badly damaged eye, and blood spatters across the forest floor.
Photos later posted by the fighter on social media show him with blood oozing from his damaged eye and running down his face.
Another shows his shotgun lying on the ground, also covered in blood.
After being discovered by fellow hunters, Kaminiski – who runs a hunting blog – was rushed to hospital where he underwent extensive surgery on both his eye and the crown of his head.
Video shot from Kaminski’s first-person perspective shows him walking up to the deer with his gun pointed up at the creature (pictured) which then charges at him
A fellow blogger gave an update on the fighter’s condition, saying that Kaminiski’s eye muscles and nerves (pictured in hospital) are intact and the bags are shrinking.
A fellow blogger from a site called wildmen.pl said: ‘Leszek tried to dodge the deer and managed to take a step to the left, which may have saved his life.
‘Fortunately, the eye muscles and nerves are intact and the bags are getting smaller. We must remember that any animal, regardless of its size, will attack when it feels threatened. As you can see, an attacking deer can pose a major threat to a hunter.”
Although the incident happened just before Christmas, the video of the incident has only just now been posted on YouTube
Although the incident happened just before Christmas, a video of the incident has only now been posted on YouTube. Viewers weren’t as sympathetic to Kaminiski as his fellow fighters, and the man flooded the commentary section with praise for the deer
Viewers weren’t as sympathetic to Kaminiski as his fellow fighters, and the man flooded the comments section with praise for the deer.
One wrote: ‘Bravo to the deer! I wish him the best of luck beating sadists!’
Another wrote: ‘This deer is my hero of the day.’
And yet another commented, “Respect for the deer!”