The #HarlemDeer hashtag has been floating around for a couple of days, and it turns out there’s a minor tragedy behind it; maybe not quite on the scale of the State Department’s feeble #UnitedForUkraine effort, but sad nonetheless.
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) December 16, 2016
CNN explains that no one in New York quite knew what to do with a white tailed deer that had grown tired of hanging out in Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park and so took to the streets. Was it the state’s problem? The city’s?
— Friends of Animals (@FoAorg) December 16, 2016
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation eventually agreed to relocate the deer upstate, perhaps to the peaceful woods outside Chappaqua.
.@NYSDEC:We want to do everything we can to save the Harlem deer. We have told the city that the feds or we can transport it upstate today.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 16, 2016
Before the state could act, however, the deer died “under the stress of captivity.”
— CNN (@CNN) December 17, 2016
— Greg Baumann (@glbaumann) December 16, 2016
— Ryan Broems (@ryanbroems) December 16, 2016
Yes, take comfort in knowing #HarlemDeer is in a much better place, hanging out with Harambe and Charlotte the groundhog, who was murdered by on camera by Mayor Bill de Blasio, perhaps as a warning to other animals to stay the hell out of his city.
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) December 16, 2016