An incident lately on a friend's patch. He was walking down a private road heading for his patch just after sunset...heard a commotion in an adjacent field that holds Reds...Just after the commotion started a large red stag came crashing through the hedge with the dog firmly grasping the stag by the muzzle. It continued through the next hedge and out of sight. A minute or two later, the dog re emerged and went straight back to the owner who was crossing the field back to the gate where my friend was standing. When asked about the incident and the type of dog, the dog's owner just muttered something about it being an accident and the dog just run off and chased the deer. He told my friend that the dog was a lurcher cross pit bull and promptly left the scene. (His motor was parked up a little further down the lane)
Question.... Can the dog be used/trained to bring down deer or hold it to bay? Could it have been intentional or a pure accident as the dog owner said.
My friend was quite shaken by the incident cos in his own words 'it was a hell of a spectacle'