Viral Injured Deer Walks into Emergency Room After Being Hit by Car
This time of the year, it’s not uncommon to spot deer in Rochester, New York.
But hospital workers received a surprise Monday afternoon when one limped into the emergency room, apparently severely injured from a car accident.
Officials say the deer managed to walk through the doors of Strong Memorial Hospital and make it about 20 feet down a hallway before being corralled by staff members.
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At least one of its legs was broken, University of Rochester security told Time Warner Cable News.
“It's an extremely odd situation,” said Mark Fischer, chief of public safety. “I had to listen a little hard to my radio today when I heard a call about a deer in the emergency department, but you know, it's the time of year when they're running a lot and this one was pretty obviously struck by a car. It was in pretty bad shape, but still mobile enough to get inside the emergency department.”
Two sheriff’s deputies who happened to be at the hospital helped strap the deer to a gurney and wheel it outside, officials told the Associated Press.
Sadly, the deer had to be euthanized due to its severe injuries.