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Two crazy stories involving deer crashes

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Police in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, report a deer dashed into rush-hour traffic Tuesday and leapt onto a moving motorcycle, knocking the cyclist off -- while the animal continued to ride the bike.

The 19-year-old rider, who was wearing protective gear, slid along the roadway and suffered little more than road rash.

The doe was disemboweled by the crash and later died from injuries.

Police Sgt. Scott Peck described the incident as "kind of a first."

Beach buck:

A woman attending an outdoors Beach Boys concert in Council Bluffs, Iowa was knocked out by a whitetail buck as it leapt over a railing at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park.

"All of a sudden, I looked over and she was lying on her face on the ground," said Judy Leinen's husband, Larry. "She was knocked unconscious, just temporarily."

Mrs. Leinen was treated for a mild concussion at a local medical center.

DNR special ops:

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens will be at Waukesha County's boat landings as well as bait, sport and dive shops Saturday as part of a collaborative group effort to protect Wisconsin's waters from destructive invasive species. The DNR's decontamination unit also will be stationed at the Pewaukee Boat Landing, ready for any boat owner looking to have their vessel power-cleaned for free.

Let's go fishing:

Fox Chain: Walleye fishing continues to be a big hit with trollers on Lake Marie and Pistakee Lake. Muskie action getting better on Channel and Lake Catherine.

Bangs Lake: Good bass fishing on the east and north ends.

Lake Michigan: Excellent perching on the far south side and right off Fullerton. North end perch fishing just gaining steam. The coho salmon take is outstanding just outside Waukegan.

•Contact Mike Jackson at, and catch his radio show 6-7 a.m. Sundays on WSBC 1240-AM and live-streamed at

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