A DEER RUNS ¼ MILE AFTER BEING SHOT THROUGH THE
By S. C. Turnbo
One day in the month of May, 1895, I met W. A. (Bill) Brown, son of Andrew Brown, who told me a remarkable story of a deer being shot through the heart and living some time after it received the wound. My informants father lived on White River below Forsyth many years ago and I knew him when I was a little lad of a boy. In giving the account of the deer Mr. Bill Brown said that one day in 1867 Sam Bright shot and wounded a deer 4 miles west of Cedar Creek Post Office in Taney County, Mo. The deer after running one quarter of a mile fell and died. "The strange part of this," said Mr. Brown, "is that the bullet took effect in the deers shoulder and tore through the body of the heart and then ranged down and broke the deers foreleg above the knee. It is wonderful to me," continued Mr. Brown "how this deer after being so desperately wounded managed to live long enough to travel the distance mentioned after its heart had been shattered by the ball from the rifle."
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