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Stag attack on Exmoor, still a remarkable event just a few days beforee the ban on hunting in 2005. Photograph: © Richard Austin

Journalist Martin Hesp and myself, press photographer (Richard Austin) were working on a possible book covering the last few weeks of legal Stag Hunting on Exmoor.The stag shot through the hedge having just swum the river and launched itself at the huntsman knocking him clean off his horse. The huntsman had few cracked ribs but the stag picked himself up and cantered off with a smile on his face.
The incident left me with the picture of a life-time. http://www.richardaustinimages.comstag_attack01

 

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