Category: Society / October 8, 2012 9:27 AM EDT
A man in London narrowly escaped the antlers of an angry stag on Thursday. The stag pursued him after he wondered too close to the herd in a West London Park, and the two were caught on camera doing cat and mouse rounds of a small tree enclosure.
Finally struck by sudden inspiration, the man climbed the tree to safety. Local media said that a woman on the scene who had witnessed the escape called the police to help the man, who is still unidentified.
It is deer rutting season in England and park officials have warned strollers to keep at least 160 feet away from the deer as the stags compete for females throughout the autumn months.