A sergeant within the Paraguayan presidential guard died after he was gored by a deer roaming the grounds of the presidential palace, a army spokesman stated on Tuesday.
Victor Isasi “died from a perforation within the thorax” after he was attacked by the deer at daybreak, stated Colonel Victor Urdapilleta.
The chital, a local of the Indian subcontinent, is amongst a number of animals saved within the 10-hectare gardens of President Mario Abdo Benitez’s official residence close to the capital Asuncion.
The grounds largely host native species similar to rheas, macaws and an mborevi (a South American tapir), stated Urdapilleta.
“On the safety digicam you may see (the sergeant) enter the sector the place these animals are and he makes a motion (lifts a hand) that provokes the deer’s response,” stated Urdapilleta.
The soldier was on a routine patrol.
Urdapilleta stated the following of kin can be compensated.
Frederic Bauer, director of wildlife on the atmosphere ministry, stated the chital was a part of a litter reared on a authorities ranch in Paraguay.
He admitted that “it isn’t acceptable to have unique animals in captivity however there isn’t a regulation.”
Urdapilleta additionally stated the officers chargeable for the presidential grounds had consulted with the atmosphere ministry earlier than incorporating chitals within the gardens.