direct link: A Deer Trapped in a Backayrd in the Annex in Toronto
A frightened, lost deer leapt over a fence into a neighbour's back yard around 6am yesterday. A fellow walking his dog saw the deer leap (you can hear his voice in the video, which was taken near sunset).
The deer was there all day, and may be hiding under a bush in the downpour of the evening.
Animal Control said to leave the deer, that it will find its way out the way it came in.
My neighbours are quite alarmed, but waiting to see what happens, and what to do next.
We live in the Annex in Toronto, a downtown neighbourhood.
The deer is scared, as I realized when I was taking this video, and so hid myself from her, but he or she is also simply magical.
A magical visitor.
It poured heavily last night, and I worried about whether the deer had any shelter, how it was doing. In the morning, it appeared to be gone from my neighbour's backyard, though I haven't seen them to ask what happened.
James Kalin on G+ said it was probably a juvenile male with rudimentary horns.
An elegant animal, and an extremely unusual sight in the density of an inner city.