An Ohio buck lost one side of his antler at a Beavercreek, Ohio YMCA swimming
pool Saturday evening. The deer — which appeared “spooked” — broke through
a large window of the facility and landed in the pool. A cleaning person was working
at the time and reported the “ruckus.”
“The momentum of the jump” is believed to have propelled him across a five
foot deck, landing in the chlorinated water, according to David Thompson,
vice president for the YMCA of Greater Dayton, in a story that appeared in the Dayton
Daily News Sunday.
By the time the worker arrived on the scene, the deer was already out of the pool,
running into walls and knocking equipment about. Animal Control and local police managed
to coerce the deer out a door, at which point it ran back into the woods, leaving
behind an “awful mess.”
A scuba team later found itself shed antler hunting when it retrieved the buck’s antler
— which had sunk to the bottom of the pool.