Deer Crashes Through YMCA Window, Takes Swim In Pool

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.

One thought on “Deer Crashes Through YMCA Window, Takes Swim In Pool

  1. suppressed@unknown.org

    Funny!

    Can I add something about animal control and control officers?

    An animal control officer may be an employee of a municipality, is an employee of, or a contractor to, a municipality, is charged with the responsibility of responding to calls for service ranging from stray animals to investigations of cruelty to animals and dog fighting, and bringing them to a compound or animal shelter, where the animals are held for a certain time before being returned to their owners, put up for adoption, released back into the wild, or euthanized. Animal control departments are also responsible for investigating incidents of human contact with both wild and domestic animals, such as bites. They may work with Health Departments, police departments, sheriffs departments or parks and recreation departments.

    Variations of the historical phrase "I wouldn’t vote for him for dogcatcher" or "He couldn’t run for dogcatcher in this country" refers to an individual so poorly regarded that the individual in question is not fit to be elected to even a trivial position of public trust. In actuality, this position is usually an appointed one in localities that have a dedicated full-time animal control officer.

    The role of the Animal Control Officer has changed over the past few decades. Gone are the days of the big bad "dog catcher". Today’s animal control officers focuses more on educating the public on proper animal care, and rescuing animals from dangerous or abusive situations. They also pick up dead or injured wildlife and stray animals for disposal or treatment. The position can either be held through the jurisdiction’s police department, or contracted to the local shelter (usually the humane society or SPCA). Depending on the size of the county and the funding they receive, there may be a single animal control officer or a team of them on duty. Usually the requirements for this job are a high school diploma, and some prior experience with animals. Training is done both on the job, and through agencies such as Animal Services Training and Consultation (ASTAC) and the National Animal Control Association, which holds classes around the country. Some states, like North Carolina, require state mandated training for Animal Control Officers functioning as Cruelty Investigators.

    These courses are typically 6-8 hours and must be related to the job performed.Posted by: Bobby

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