Deer Crashes into Woman's Living Room

Heather Sobel said she was watching TV when a deer busted into her home on Glenallen Avenue.

Heather Sobel never sees deer near her home on Glenallen Avenue.

That is, until a deer came inside her home on Oct. 4.

"I can laugh about it now, but I couldn’t then," said Sobel, who talked to Solon Patch about her recent too-close encounter with nature.

Sobel said she was sitting in her home watching television at about 7:30 p.m. when she heard a crash from the front of the house. She owns two boxers and figured one of them had finally broken a window.

She hurried towards the front of the house, only to come face-to-face with a massive and very scared deer.

"I think I was in total shock," Sobel said. "I was screaming."

Sobel's daughter Kayla, a student at Solon High, had just gotten home and was quick-thinking enough to get the two dogs into their cages.

Sobel said she tried to open the back door so the deer could run out, but it was too panicked. She said the animal was "bouncing off walls, up on couch" and just all over the place.

She doesn't know if it was male or female, but she knew it didn't have antlers -- something she's very thankful for. Luckily, no one was hurt.

The deer eventually ran through the front screen door and was gone.

Sobel said she is aware that deer are a controversial issue in Solon. She said she used to be against hunting deer, but now she's not so sure.

"I’m an animal lover, but obviously if they are going to come into people’s houses, that's a problem," she said. "I think something needs to be done."

Chris Mazzolini October 07, 2011 at 05:36 PM
So let's get the debate started: Is this an example that shows the city does need to begin some form of hunting/culling or is this just a freak event?
Heinz Knall October 07, 2011 at 07:30 PM
How are the people doing the culling going to differentiate between the deer that are going to jump throuigh windows and the ones that are not? I'm going with freak event. Hunting and culling may lower the numbers temporarily, but not the possibility of one rogue deer making a poor choice. My sympathies to the family. I'm glad no one got hurt.
lukas October 09, 2011 at 08:46 PM
I had heard of a deer injuring a boy in twinsburg.... unfortunately that deer had an arrow in his side and was running desperately from a bow hunter. Does killing deer work?? I heard that deer reproduce more rapidly when culling occurs. Maybe there are other ways of controling deer????
tomcody October 10, 2011 at 02:40 PM


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