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Now You See It: Deer attacks woman outside paint store

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The deer that attacked McGough. (Source: CNN) The deer that attacked McGough. (Source: CNN)

EAST HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA (WTAE/CNN) - A startling situation for a Pennsylvania woman who found herself under attack by a deer in a parking lot. The very sick and possibly rabid deer was captured, but did not survive.

"It was just trying to get at me," Rachael McGough said. She had a surprise visitor when she went to open the Sherwin Williams store in East Huntington Township yesterday morning.

"I came around the corner and there was a deer standing in front of the liquor store window. So, of course you have to get a picture of that," she said. The animal was clearly moving in the pictures, eventually right at McGough.

"It was right in front of here, and it started to pounce on me. I had a couple bags on me, my computer bag and clothes. I kind of shoved them at it trying to get it away."

McGough said when she realized the deer was actually trying to attack her, she tried to hurry up and get inside her store. But there was just one problem - the strap on her purse and laptop bag got tangled - and she was stuck.

"And I'm being attacked by a deer. This is crazy!" she recalls.

Luckily, there were two men at McDonalds who saw her and ran over to help.

"These two guys came running down from McDonald's and tackled him. They got the tie straps and had his legs down."

In a video, it was clear that the deer had some kind of health issue. She had scabs all over her. McGough called the game commission who said they would test the doe to see what was wrong with her.

The deer ended up dying. Thankfully, McGough was not hurt in the incident. She thanks the two good Samaritans for that.

"If they weren't there, I don't know what would have happened. He would have taken me down. I wouldn't even have had my phone on me. It was in my bag. It could have been bad."

Copyright 2014 WTAE via CNN. All rights reserved.

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