Shared October 14, 2013
Royal Oak police say it appears a deer tried to jump the fence of the Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, MI, but impaled itself in the process.
The deer was discovered dead early Friday morning by someone working at the cemetery.
It's believed the deer was an eight-point buck and appeared to have been trying to clear the gate when part of its hind quarters caught on a spike.
When asked, Officer Pelletier with the Royal Oak Police Department, agreed this is one of the more bizarre calls that have come in to the department recently.
Police and groundskeepers used a backhoe to remove the animal from the gate spike.