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Reindeer injures old couple in Finland

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:25 PM ET
Associated Press — Sept. 27, 2005

HELSINKI, Finland — A reindeer injured an elderly couple in the wilds of Finnish Lapland, in a rare attack that caused injuries needing hospital treatment, officials said recently.

A male reindeer suddenly appeared from a forest and attacked a man who was hiking Sunday with his partner near Kittila, about 620 miles north of Helsinki.

The buck butted the man to the ground and kicked him before turning on the woman who was talking to her son on a mobile phone, Kittila fire chief ...

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