Westsyde deer heads indoors, gets escorted out by police

An intruder of the Bambi variety broke into a house in Westsyde last Saturday, causing property damage before being safely apprehended by Mounties who attended the unusual call.

On Jan. 23, Kamloops RCMP officers responded to the report of a deer inside a residence in the 900-block of Pine Springs Road, which backs onto the Lac Du Bois protected area.

article continues below

The deer gained entry through a small dog door and was jumping at the fireplace and a window, damaging a TV and some other items in the process of trying to escape the abode.

Officers used a blanket to cover the deer’s head, then held it down, placed a rug underneath it, and slid the deer out of the house, Const. Crystal Evelyn said in a press release.

Evelyn said the deer appeared uninjured, other than receiving a minor cut to its mouth when it entered the house through the dog door.

“Wildlife inside a house can be extremely destructive,” Evelyn said. “In this case, police were able to safely help the deer out, preventing any further harm from occurring to the animal or the house.”

© Kamloops This Week

 


KAMLOOPS WEATHER

Question of the Week POLL

Housing prices are soaring. If you were looking to buy, what price range could you afford?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar

Help Us Help Kamloops. Support Local Media.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kamloops This Week is now soliciting donations from readers. This program is designed to support our local journalism in a time where our advertisers are unable to due to their own economic constraints. Kamloops This Week has always been a free product and will continue to be free. This is a means for those who can afford to support local media to help ensure those who can’t afford to can get access to trusted local information. You can make a one-time or a monthly donation of any amount and cancel at any time .

NEW: For every donation of $25 or greater, we will offer a digital advertising package to the local non-profit group of your choice.

Click on https://support.kamloopsthisweek.com for more information or to make your donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.