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UPDATE: Lost deer's throat slit

Published: Tue, December 15, 2009 @ 9:15 p.m.

SEBRING — An injured deer was euthanized earlier this month, not beaten to death as some claimed, police Chief Ray Heverly said Tuesday.

Heverly said the deer that wandered into the city in the middle of the day Saturday was humanely destroyed.

People have claimed they saw people with a board heading for the deer that went between two walls and the back of a building in the 100 block of West Ohio Avenue. Deer and other animals often leave an urban area if left alone. But they may also become agitated when they believe they are trapped.

The deer in Sebring hurt itself, the police chief said. Because a wildlife official was too far away to get to Sebring, an order was given to those at the scene to destroy it.

The chief said that the animal’s jugular vein was cut, and it quickly bled to death. The chief did not state who euthanized the deer.

Jamey Graham, a wildlife communications specialist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources based in Akron, said Monday that the killing occurred shortly before noon in the 100 block of West Ohio Avenue.

Because the deer was inside the city limits, a gun could not be used to shoot it.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

"The chief said that the animal’s jugular vein was cut,"

With surgical precision ?

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2saysithowitiz(98 comments)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

Look's like there was some bad reporting on the Vindy's part...not that that's unusual.

Or maybe there's a conspiracy and cover-up going on in Sebring. This would be the more interesting of the two.

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3Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

I'm pushing for a cover up, why would Jamey Graham, Department of Natural Resources, come out and say "Things got out of control." Why even make a comment?

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4shadowman(67 comments)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

Either the vindicator did a lousy job of reporting with the first article, or this is a cover up.

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5pci510(105 comments)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

Would not visit that City as the first story nor the second story sounds as though it was proper. Taking the animal away in a vehicle to be checked would have been proper.

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6JQFreed(1 comment)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

this is the story of the year.

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7JeffLebowski(953 comments)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

The phone that's not ringing right now at the Vindy? That's the Pulitzer people.

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8ojanet22(134 comments)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

After all the negative publicity brought about by the beating story, the damage control gurus had to quickly devise a cover story. Sorry, not buying it.

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9YSUPenguin(30 comments)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

This is still sick and disgusting. Cutting the poor thing's jugular and letting it suffer and bleed to death is hardly humane, as this so-called story indicates. So sad.

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10Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

FACTSEEKER posted this article on the other story about this.......


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11woolyd(579 comments)posted 6 years, 5 months ago

Damn deer shoulda had his execution postponed until they were able to find a suitable vein. Or maybe thats how we should treat the death row inmate that we cant find veins to inject. Bottomline is another innocent being is treated inhumanely while we treat savages humanely.

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