Whitetail Runs into Car, Reports to Hospital

posted on June 2, 2014
wilder_ah2015_fs.jpg (16)

If a human were to run into a parked vehicle at full speed, most of us would have the good sense to report to the Emergency Room to evaluate the nearly inevitable damage. I don't think whitetail think quite the same way, but a rogue doe in North Carolina sure made it seem so last week.

According to a report from WBTV, a deer bolted through the side door of a Concord, N.C., hospital last Thursday and proceeded to roam the building's halls—allegedly mere minutes after crashing into a parked car in the nearby parking lot.

The report states that, upon entering the hospital, the whitetail was loose in the kitchen-storage area for a bit, before someone trapped her in a mop closet. Animal control officers took over from there. It's believed that the deer's sudden appearance came after it ran across the nearby highway, made a flying leap into the hospital parking lot and came down on the windshield of a parked SUV.

All told, the whitetail is allegedly fine, despite its antics. Officials dropped it off a few miles down the road, in a more deer-friendly area. The windshield isn't going to make it, though.

Naturally, the whole thing's something of a silly coincidence. But, hey, who knows—maybe he's one of the individuals that has managed to register for Obamacare?

A cursory Google search, by the way, suggests that this isn't the first time a wounded animal has somehow turned up at a medical facility.

Get a look at the patient's rather surprisingly dash into the hospital in the video below, provided by WSOC-TV.


Lead Core Vs Monometal Hunting Bullets Lead
Lead Core Vs Monometal Hunting Bullets Lead

Lead Core vs. Monometal Hunting Bullets

There’s no doubt that copper monometal bullets are here to stay. But are they so good that they warrant abandoning lead core ammo altogether? We take a look at the pros and cons of each style.

Mossy Oak Releases 2024 Wild Turkey Conservation Stamp

Mossy Oak has released its third annual wild turkey conservation stamp—a collectible stamp in which all proceeds go directly to wild turkey conservation projects around the country.

Recipe: Instant Pot Moose Chana Masala

This fusion dish brings together Indian chana with Canadian moose, for a delightful culinary experience.

Review: Winchester 400 Legend

Winchester’s new 400 Legend is a streamlined, mid-sized straight-wall cartridge intended to fill the gap between its wildly popular 350 Legend and the notorious 450 Bushmaster. It is—in our opinion—a masterstroke of genius.

#SundayGunday: Howa M1500 Super Lite

Get a closer look at the Howa M1500 Super Lite, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

First Look: Savage TIMBER Series Rimfire Rifles

Savage Arms introduces the TIMBER Series—a new line of precision-engineered rimfire rifles.


Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.