A lobbyist and former Maryland state lawmaker who was attacked and repeatedly gored by a whitetail buck as he walked his Labrador retriever last week is recovering from multiple puncture wounds inflicted in the melee.
Gilbert Genn, a former state delegate from Montgomery County, said when the deer appeared on the front lawn of his Gaithersburg home, his chocolate Lab, Yuffie, ran to chase it off, but the buck didn’t budge.
"It came right at me, from about 10 feet away. I tried to run at an angle, but it caught me flush in the back right leg, impaled me with its weight, knocked me to the ground. It started to come right at my face with its antlers," Genn told Washington, DC's WTOP radio.
The attacking buck rammed the former delegate three times, inflicting wounds to his leg, chest and groin.
Recovering from the attack after treatment in a local hospital emergency room, the lobbyist, who served as a Democrat in Maryland’s House of Representatives from 1987 until 1999, joked that the deer’s actions were possibly motivated by its political party affiliation.
“Not to get too partisan, but I’m convinced it was a Republican deer, because it happened right where we had our Obama sign,” said Genn. “And all the deer could do was attack, attack, attack. So it had to be a Republican deer.”
Some politicians just don’t know when to quit, do they?