What were the odds another deer would crash into an apartment at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland in Brainerd on Easter Sunday?
Well, a repeat of Easter 2005 came about on Easter 2009. But this time when the deer came crashing into an occupant's window spreading glass all over the room, the scene was not as horrifying. Luckily, the occupant was not in the room when the deer came for a visit.
"This time there was no blood," Mike Deuth, Good Samaritan administrator, said Monday about the incident. "There was a lot of hair, clumps of it were all over. No one saw the deer (that I was aware of), but they for sure heard it ... The deer was gone by the time I got here."
Deuth said the occupant of the apartment was in the chapel when the incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Deuth did not release the resident's name.
"This is about the same time the deer struck four years ago, but it was in an apartment in a different wing," said Deuth. "The window was not open. The deer jumped through the window and jumped back out pretty quickly. Glass went everywhere. The only thing that was broken was a lamp shade. The resident had a vase she received from her father that was up in front of the window, but it didn't break, it was lying on the floor. We had to find her a different apartment to sleep in because of the mess."
Deuth said there were no injuries, as there were none when a deer crashed into Alma Esser's apartment in 2005. Esser, who had just finished Easter dinner with her family, was in her apartment then when the deer crashed through her window. The deer left bloodstains and bloody hoof prints on most of the carpeting, the furniture and on the walls. It also damaged several items in her apartment.
In 2005, Brainerd Police officers had to get the deer out, but on Sunday the deer went out on its own so the police were not called.
"We've never had any deer in our building besides these two incidents that both occurred on Easter Sundays," said Deuth. "We should figure out a pool on guessing if it'll happen again.
"This time when it did happen, there was more laughing after the initial shock ... We're glad that no one got hurt and everyone was OK."
A question that remains is was it the same deer that struck Woodland twice?
JENNIFER STOCKINGER may be reached at jennifer.stockinger@brainerddispatch. com or 855-5851.
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