Deer found wandering around NYC
A deer was spotted early Monday morning wandering around in the middle of the street in the Bronx borough of New York City. The NYPD successfully captured the deer and put it into an animal shelter.
Locals were amused and surprised by the sight of a deer calmly walking around in one of the most populated areas in the world. Some passersby even attempted to pet or feed the deer before police arrived on the scene.
Animal experts believe that the deer may have been fleeing from a coyote or another predator and got lost while trying to find its way home. It's not uncommon for deer to sometimes stray away from their natural habitats, but it is definitely rare to see one so close to downtown Manhattan.
The NYPD contacted officials at a nearby animal shelter, who arrived promptly to pick up the deer. Officials say that they will release the deer back into its natural habitat as soon as possible.
Deer cause traffic jam on the interstate
Deer cause traffic jam on the interstate and drivers were forced to slow down to avoid hitting the animals. The herd was spotted on I-64 westbound near the Settlers Rest exit in Albemarle County.
Vickie Gray and her husband were driving home from visiting their daughter in Richmond when they saw the deer. "I told my husband, 'You're going to hit one of those things,'" said Gray. "Sure enough, a few seconds later, a deer ran out in front of us."
The Grays were not the only ones who had to take evasive action. Several other cars also had to brake hard to avoid hitting the deer. Traffic was backed up for about a mile as a result.
Wildlife officials say this is not an unusual occurrence. "We do have quite a bit of deer activity this time of year," said Lee Walker, district wildlife biologist with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF).
Walker said motorists should be alert for deer, especially during morning and evening hours when they are most active. He urged drivers to use caution when traveling through areas that are known to have a lot of deer, and to always wear their seat belts.
In addition, he said people should be sure to drive at a safe speed for the conditions and keep their eyes on the road, not on distractions such as cell phones or GPS devices. "If you see one deer, there's probably more around," Walker cautioned.
The advice seems to have worked for Gray who avoided hitting the deer. "I'm just glad I didn't hit it," she said. "It would have been messy."
Deer wander into bank, cause panic
There was a panic at a bank in the city yesterday morning when a deer wandered in through the doors.
The deer caused quite a stir, as people were worried that it would cause damage or get injured. However, it eventually wandered back out the way it came in and everyone breathed a sigh of relief.
It's not clear how the deer got into the bank in the first place, but it provided an unexpected surprise for everyone who was there.
Deer break into liquor store, get drunk
On the morning of October 1, a group of deer entered a liquor store in Orangeville, got drunk, and then caused $5,000 in damages.
The deer had reportedly been seen around the store for several days prior to the break-in, and it's believed that they were attracted by the smell of alcohol.
The animals caused extensive damage to the store, smashing bottles and overturning shelves. They also ate some of the liquor, getting drunk in the process.
Police were called to the scene, and they eventually managed to herd the deer out of the store. However, not before they had caused significant damage.
The incident is a reminder of how irresponsible it is to leave alcohol accessible to animals. It's not clear how the deer were able to get into the store, but it's likely that they climbed through a window or broken door.
Liquor stores should be properly secured against animals like deer, who are known to be attracted to alcohol. If they aren't, it's only a matter of time before another such incident occurs.
Deer run wild through supermarket
It was pandemonium in the supermarket. A herd of deer had run wild through the aisles, trampling displays and scattering groceries.
Customers screamed and scattered in every direction. Some were lucky enough to make it out the door, but others were trampled in the stampede.
Store employees tried to corral the deer, but they were too fast and agile. They eluded capture and continued wreaking havoc throughout the store.
Finally, when it appeared that the deer would continue running amok indefinitely, they simply disappeared through an open door.
The whole incident lasted only a few minutes, but it was long enough for customers to panic and for store employees to run for their lives.
In the end, there was considerable damage done to the store, but no serious injuries were reported. The police were called to investigate, but they have not yet released any information about what may have caused the deer to run wild through the supermarket.