Deer Shows Up In Iowa Wal-mart


Mar 11, 2001
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Deer Shows Up In Iowa Wal-mart

May 2, 2002

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - Shoppers at an eastern Iowa Super Wal-Mart got more for their buck when a deer showed up in the produce section this week.

An adult deer walked through the Muscatine store's automatic doors around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. It passed the greeter and headed for the vegetables.

Wal-Mart spokesman Tom Williams said the deer entered the front of the store near the deli and produce sections. The deer became startled, jumped and slipped on the floor when it landed.

Store employees held it down until animal control officers arrived to guide the deer out of the store without incident.

``Unfortunately for the deer, it didn't get to eat anything or buy anything,'' Williams said. ``It maybe made an interesting day for some customers.''

There were no injuries or damages.

Authorities said the Super Wal-Mart is located near a wooded area on the outskirts of town.

Officials say development along U.S. Highway 61 in Muscatine has meant more deer sightings, but this was the first time police had been called out for a deer shopping.

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