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Deer attacks two men, then takes man's cigarettes

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POSTED: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 2:03pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:27am

Joseph Rose and Cole Kellis were leaving their home in Whitehouse on Friday morning when they noticed a deer in their front yard.

Rose approached the deer and he says the deer seemed friendly. But then Kellis and Rose say the deer then charged them and started to attack.

Rose and Kellis ran to Rose's pick-up truck to try to get away from the wild buck. The deer then "poked" Rose in his ribs, so Rose jumped out of his truck into the back-bed. Rose says he left his driver-side door open and the deer climbed in and took his pack of cigarettes that were sitting in his center console.


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The deer starting eating Rose's smokes, and when Rose tried to get them back, Rose says the deer got more aggressive.

They then had to call Whitehouse police and the Game Warden. When police arrived they had to tase the deer and then Rose says it took more than 5 men to restrain the buck.

KETK spoke to Smith County Game Warden, Dustin Dockery, and he says, "Admire deer from a distance but do not approach them because they can be dangerous."

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The Dems cut back on his food stamps and can't buy his cigarettes and beer anymore. After he went to the trouble to register and vote for Obama, that just ain't right. He hasn't even gotten his free phone, yet.

Deer to redneck - I thought you said you like smoked venison.

Serious - if you walk up to a deer and it don't run, that should be a sign to get away. Kinda like seeing the pretty polecat or the cute puppydog with the foamy mouth, lets go up and pet it... Oughta go to the northwest, and go hug the cute and cuddly baby bears...

Don't tase be Doe!

Are you kidding? Just let the deer take your cigarettes and hang out for five minutes and let the deer leave. So you call the police and they end up getting injured, tasing the deer, just so you can get your cigarettes back? Stupid. Selfish.

Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but the deer WOULDN'T leave. So, don't call his family selfish. They were in danger!
I know this is from forever ago, but I am very close with the Kellis family, and I remembered the event and typed it up, then saw your rude comment. And no, he didn't care about his cigarettes either. There was no struggle to get them back. They got in the back of the truck to get AWAY from the deer. Not to fight it over a pack of cigarettes.
Goodbye.

The poor deer was just frustrated. Have you ever watched one try to light up?

Boxing match with deer and dog in my back yard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp9kTQeN4ec&feature=results_video

The deer had probably just mated. It is quite common to enjoy a smoke after sex. Nothing to see here. Move along.

As I understand it, deer eat cigarettes because the nicotine in them kills ticks and fleas. Deer also search along the roads trying to find cigarette butts for the same reason. That's one of the reasons there are so many deer along the roads!

That deer would walk a mile for a Camel.

What do you think happened to the deer? Any idea why the deer acted this way?

I sure it was charged with a miss-deer-meaner !

TOMACCO!

Yes, It is rutting season! Buck deer are loaded with hormones right now, and will fight. They don't much care what, a person, your dog, a bush ot tree boughs, or another buck, it's all about breeding rights, and YES, deer fight dirty, and can cut you with their hooves or core you with their horns. YOU SEE, BAMBY isn't a sweet cuddly loveable critter. I have watched DOE'S in my orchard get into fights over the apples and they use their front feet like thaey are swords. NEVER trust a wild animal!

ALSO Deer and Elk like tobacco, I have gave it to them to eat, as an old timer told me that tobacco has properties that kills worms in an animals gut... I dunno, that is what I was told... Cigarettes, cigars, Chew, they like it all.. :-)

Nicotine fit

Deer love cigs. I have seen them countless times standing on the side of the road in Northern California eating them It is always a funny thing to see them standing there with a smoke sticking out of thier mouth. It reminds you of the camel on the pack of camels. Great story but I have seen it maney times before and it always makes me laugh.

Where they a pack of Camel's cig's?

Where they camel cig's?

The buck stops here. For smokes.

That deer would have walked a mile fora camel. In NYC they would have shot that deer on sight for having a banned substance.

"Admire deer from a distance but do not approach them because they can be dangerous." -- ESPECIALLY when it hasn't had its first cigarette of the day.

"Yo' my beyatch, NOW, redneck!! Ahm takin' yo' cigarettes, see?"

Deer having a nic fit.

"approached the deer"???? That was incredibly moronic to start with! Did they ealize wild animals are not Disney characters who sing and dance and have funny tea parties?

And they tried to get the cigarettes back????? I guess these men used to take the station wagon bus to school! What imbeciles!!

With the price of cigarettes what they are today, I do not blame this guy for trying to get them back. The deer would have bought his own but he was only a buck.

And they tried to get the cigarettes back????? I guess these men used to take the station wagon bus to school! What imbeciles!!

Hey AllisonMeyers, the special needs community would LOVE to thank you for the opportunity to play the butt of your personal attack against the people in this article. You are truly a class act!

Good for the Dear.

It would have been funnier if the deer axed for a pack of Camels, then the man axed him for some Doe, and the deer said I only have two Bucks.

happened a few years back in Zions nat. pk., seems dear were eating cig butts ,then getting a high on the nicotine. people were smoking there cigs and at it getting smaller were throwing them away on the ground,deer were coming across them and eating them. they too were hooked on them,causing problems for visitors in the park,as deer were coming up to them and raising up and pawing at there cigs in the clothes.

happened a few years back in Zions nat. pk., seems dear were eating cig butts ,then getting a high on the nicotine. people were smoking there cigs and at it getting smaller were throwing them away on the ground,deer were coming across them and eating them. they too were hooked on them,causing problems for visitors in the park,as deer were coming up to them and raising up and pawing at there cigs in the clothes.

They should have put a nicotine patch on him while they had him down. He is obviously seeking attention.

Don't taze me dude!

Obviously, the buck needed worming and just wanted the tobacco.

I want to be smoked, when you kill and eat me.

"You killed my father, you sorry Rednecks"

I've heard deer quietly laughing at me when I was hunting, but they never tried to steal my smokes.

If a wild buck takes your cigarettes and your first response is to take them back....... you might be a redneck.

Kinda dumb on the part of Rose & Kellis, deer are in rut this time of year, besides, would you just walk up to a bobcat in your front yard.

Be on the lookout for a deer with a hacking cough!

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