In a bizarre turn of events, Ivan Šanteković, a 60-year-old man from Vukosavljevica near Virovitica, witnessed an unusual occurrence when a deer wandered onto his family’s covered terrace and died there. The incident left Šanteković in shock as he gently nudged the deer to find that it was already deceased.
After calling the police, it was determined that the deer had likely been killed in a collision with a vehicle. No wounds from a firearm or other weapon were found on its body, indicating that the cause of death was internal injuries not visible from the outside. The animal was six years old and could be classified in the silver category due to the size of its horns.
Željko Rešetar, a hunter from the Pheasant Hunting Association Špišić Bukovica, also visited the terrace and noted that it is common for a wounded animal to seek out a safe place to hide. However, this was an uncommon occurrence in the area of the Pheasant Hunting Association, highlighting the unpredictable nature of wildlife encounters.