A two-wheeled Vernon motorcyclist could not avoid a four-legged animal Saturday morning.
A deer bounded out of the bush and into the path of the motorcyclist, who was heading to a family reunion outside of Lumby, just after 10 a.m.
The accident happened on McInnes Road, east of the village.
The motorcyclist suffered a severe case of road rash in the incident and was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for precaution.
The deer returned to the bush.