A friend sent me a story about a rancher who decided to rope one of the deer which frequented his feeder, corral and fatten it, and slaughter it like a corn-finished beef. Things did not go well and the deer managed to beat the pulp out of the poor guy. A wonderful example of unintended consequences. The rancher underestimated the deer’s strength, instincts and Mixed Martial Arts capabilities. But he lived to write about his encounter. So did I.