BOISE, Idaho – A woman was able to escape an attack by a 250-pound mule deer after a man and his daughter fought off the buck, grabbing the antlers and striking it with a hammer until it fled, state officials said.

Sue Panter was on a stroll near her home in rural southeastern Idaho when the buck attacked, raking her body with his antlers and goring her legs.

Michael Vaughan and his 17-year-old daughter, Alexis, spotted the struggle early Friday and intervened, the Department of Fish and Game said Sunday.

Vaughan’s daughter got out of their vehicle and started punching the deer, while he grabbed the buck by the antlers, which allowed Panter to flee. Vaughan said that while he wrestled with the buck, his daughter retrieved a hammer and struck the deer.