It is extremely rare to be attacked by a rabid deer.
This New York man happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was lucky he had a random couch in his back yard so he could defend himself from a rabid deer with the cushions.
Just imagine the giant spears growing out of this deer’s head slamming into your face. I feel extremely sorry for the pain this man went through. to find out later that the deer had rabies was just the icing on the cake.
Michael Clark is the Region Four Wildlife Manager for DEC. Clark said “Very rare, it’s very rare for a deer especially to go after a human,” said Clark. “Certainly not normal behavior, but it’s not a normal situation for the deer to be in very small confines of a fenced in backyard.”