“I saw some deer on Indian Hill recently. They were cute…and had their heads on.” —Laura Werle ’15
Here’s some weird news for you late night workers: This time yesterday, a deer head (no body) was spotted in the parking lot behind Exley. This isn’t the first time a deer head was spotted around Exley. In fact, on December 5, 2012, EXACTLY TWO YEARS AGO (!!!!??) a deer head was found at the bottom of the stop sign outside of Exley.
The 2012 deer head, however, was taxidermic (the origins weren’t found), whereas this one was apparently fresh. We don’t have any pictures (thank goodness…I’d forgotten how cute deer are until I googled the image above), but it really did happen!
Jed Siebert ’16, who witnessed the deer head, explains the scene:
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 really have no idea what is happening, but it appears that a deer head was found at the bottom of the stop sign between Exley and Clark. Between last month’s sheep carcasses and all the squirrelviolence, Middletown seems to be overrun with bizarre animal happenings as of late. A quick interview with a witness appears above.
Miranda Haymon ’16 explains the scene: “I saw four police cars outside of Clark and I thought, hmm, who’s going to the hospital on a Wednesday night? RATCHET! But then, I realized that they were taking an empty bag out of one of the police car trunks and then SHIT GOT REAL!”
A picture of the deer head appears past the jump. (It’s somewhat graphic, though there’s no blood or anything.)
The second annual post-Zonker Harris Day Ishmael feet stomp will be going down this Saturday, April 16 at the Music House. Bring your prefrosh to be corrupted! New songs and liver poisoning synthesizers will be debuted. And it’s free!