Deer breaks into couple’s home

Published 8:17 am Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Brinson couple got a big surprise before daybreak Thursday, when a deer jumped through a glass window into their bedroom, according to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened at about 6 a.m. Thursday at a residence off Dothan Road, west of the Cyrene community, said Capt. Brad Lambert of the DCSO.

Lambert said the couple were lying in bed when the man heard a noise outside the home and went to investigate. When the man got to the home’s back door, he saw a young buck standing outside.

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The deer then ran off around the home and apparently was frightened by a stray dog outside, because a few moments later, it leaped through the glass window of the master bedroom and ran into the couple’s bathroom.

The woman, naturally shaken up, was able to call 911 and close the bathroom door until sheriff’s deputies could arrive.

Lambert and fellow deputies Tim Williamson and Ken Davidson responded and were able to use an animal-control pole to place a cable around the deer’s neck to serve as a temporary collar.

“The deer started going wild once the cable was around its neck, but we were able to get another cable around the deer’s hind legs and drag it out of the home,” Lambert said.

Unfortunately, the deer was injured badly enough by breaking through the glass window that deputies decided it would be best to put the animal down.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources also responded to the call.