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Deer captured after entering Baton Rouge hospital euthanized

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Nov 15, 2021

The deer that was captured Monday afternoon after it found its way inside a Baton Rouge hospital has been euthanized.

The animal found itself inside the Our Lady of the Lake medical center at around 2:00 pm. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that the deer, a four-and a half-year-old doe, was found to have major injuries to its sinuses.

Agents say that because of these injuries, the doe was euthanized. LDWF has obtained biological samples of the deer.

A statement from the hospital said the deer was captured on the second floor of the building after going up an escalator.

Images from WBRZ shows medical staff bring the sedated animal out to the parking lot of the hospital where it was transferred to LDWF agents.

See more from WBRZ here.

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