Corona, CA

Unexpected Shopper: Wild Deer Dashes Through Corona Sam's Club

Nick Davies
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In a surprising turn of events that captured the attention of shoppers and the community alike, a wild deer made an unexpected visit to a Sam's Club in Corona, California. On a seemingly ordinary Thursday, the young buck took patrons and staff by surprise as it casually entered the store through the front door, creating a scene straight out of a movie.

According to reports, the adventure of the deer started long before it reached the store. The Corona Police Department, which captured the moment on video, revealed that the deer had been on quite a journey. It had run through various yards, jumped a wall, and even enjoyed a brief dip in a backyard pool before deciding to explore the aisles of Sam’s Club on Ontario Avenue​​​​.

The deer’s entrance into the store was as dramatic as its journey. After briefly slipping on the smooth floor, the deer quickly regained its balance and darted down the television aisle, much to the amazement of a shopper caught off guard by the wild animal's presence. The scene was both surreal and comical, with the deer appearing to be another customer in the store, albeit a four-legged one without a membership card​​.

Responding with remarkable speed, a Corona Police Department officer chased after the deer in an attempt to safely corral it. This pursuit added to the surreal nature of the incident, as shoppers witnessed a police officer sprinting full speed through the store aisles after the agile animal.

The deer was eventually caught and “consoled” by the officer, a moment that highlighted the compassionate response of the authorities to a situation that could have easily become chaotic and dangerous. Corona Animal Control officers arrived shortly after to take custody of the deer.

In a happy ending to this unexpected escapade, the deer was safely released back into the wild by animal control officers. Remarkably, there were no injuries reported, either to humans or to the deer, in an incident that could have easily taken a different turn​​​​.

This unique incident highlights the unpredictable nature of wildlife encounters in urban settings. It serves as a reminder of the proximity of our living spaces to the natural habitats of various wildlife species. As cities expand and wild spaces diminish, such unexpected encounters may become more common, posing challenges and opportunities for wildlife management and urban planning.

In the end, the deer’s adventure at Sam’s Club in Corona becomes a tale to remember, a story of a day when wildlife and urban life intersected in the most unusual and memorable way.

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