A MAN has sustained chest injuries after being gored by a deer in the Royal National Park.
The 57-year-old man told police he saw two large stags harassing his tame deer about 3.15pm on Friday, near his home on Bulgo Beach at Otford. The man tried to scare the stags away; however, one charged him and its antler pierced his chest and abdomen.
Paramedics treated the man at the scene but called in their helicopter to airlift him to St George Hospital. Police have been told the man sustained a collapsed lung and internal injuries as a consequence of the attack. He has undergone surgery and his condition is described as stable.