ABERDEEN, S.D. — A deer left a South Dakota health care facility in worse shape than when it entered.

The American News reports the white-tailed doe crashed through a window of an empty room at Aberdeen Health and Rehab on Tuesday morning.

Marketing Director Mike Brown says the animal might have been clipped by a car on a nearby highway and spooked.

A state wildlife officer and local animal control officer got the deer back out through the window, and it eventually fled into a park. The doe had a broken back right hoof but officials think it will be OK.

Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com

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