Ding Dong, the Deer is Dead

Fear not, Wesleyan. The deer head that appeared on the Church Street stop sign (in between Exley and Clark) two nights ago is taxidermic and not a “fresh deer head.” The origins of the stuffed deer are still unknown. It is currently in the possession of the Middletown Police, after being put into a doggie bag “like leftover brisket.”

P-Safe Director Dave Meyer tells it like it is: “It appears to have been a stuffed deer head. Someone put it on the stop sign in the middle of the street. The cops were alerted and picked it up. I don’t really know much about it.”

“All I can tell you is that the deer head is not real,” a different P-Safe officer told me over the phone. “Since it was on a stop sign in the middle of the street, the deer head is now in possession of the Middletown Police.” Whether a taxidermied deer qualifies as “real” or “not real” is up to you.

The appearance of the deer head (let’s call it Bambi) has resulted in a large amount of traffic for Wesleying—over 2,000 hits in less than 12 hours.  Like other Wesleyan students, I feel that the only thing I can really say in a bizarre situation like this is keep Wes weird.

I called Middletown Police to try and get more information. Unfortunately, the officer who was on duty during the incident was not available. However, I was able to speak with a desk sergeant. He found the case I was looking for, but was only able to vaguely tell me that “it doesn’t really say in the report whether or not it was a stuffed deer’s head.” After asking him for more information, he told me that I (or actually anyone) could go to the station and get a copy of the report. So, if you’re interested in possibly finding out more about the deer, go ahead and stroll down to the Middletown Police Records Division (for a small fee).

Here are some of the more hysteria-driven and entertaining comments posted the night of the incident:

Farewell, Bambi. You will be missed.

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