California Man Sues Wildlife Department over “Deer Injuries”


Tadeusz Wyrzykowski lives in a house with a fenced-in yard in Bolinas, California. When a deer jumped into his fenced yard twice last spring, leaving Wyrzykowski with a number of injuries, the 58-year-old filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG).

Wyrzykowski’s handwritten court papers say the deer jumped into his yard and attacked him twice on a narrow path.

“I fell into a window pane. A shred of glass imbeded [sic] in my right foot,” Wyrzykowski wrote. Additionally, he wrote that the Department “owns that animal, manages it and is responsible for the diversified use of it.”

“CDFG mismanaged negligently its animal its claims & duties, as a direct result, I suffered trauma, pain and lasting injury, compromising my health till present.”

The damages Wyrzykowski seeks are unspecified. A CDFG spokesperson said the department has not seen the lawsuit and therefore will not comment on pending litigation. A case management conference is set for October 19 before Judge Roy Chernus in Marin Superior Court.

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