Well, let's start by giving a few reasons why it's not:
It is not running from the dentist's drill.
It is not trying to escape paying the dentist's
It is not one of Dr. Fulmer's patients. (If you're looking for a
dentist for your pets or livestock, this isn't the place to take
Although Dr. Fulmer and a number of other local dentists use
the second floor of the building for dental seminars, this young
doe has not been offended by the "stag" videos the dentists'
wives suspect them of watching.
This is not an out-take of a rehearsal for Bambi Meets Godzilla,
jettisoned when the film was made into a cartoon.
This is not part of a lost episode of the X Files. But if you'd like
to suggest an answer, let us know, and if it's interesting
enough, we'll add it to the list at this web site.
Here's the real story:
On the morning May 27, 1997, the deer lost its way and
wandered into the city. Roosevelt Road, with its
succession of shops and houses, must have been terrifying to the deer.
Trees flourish in front of the natural brick office building, and
the spacious window in front of the dentist's chair reflects them,
making it appear that there are more. At 9:45 a.m., the deer
apparently thought the window was a way out of the urban environment
and ran toward the green. Crashing through the window, the deer
landed in the lap of a patient. Marry Ann Adamson, the hygienist,
had the presence of mind to enclose the deer in the waiting room
until the Fire Department determined that they could safely release
it onto the street. The patient was not seriously injured, though
he, like everyone else involved, came out of the situation with a
great story to tell for the rest of their lives.
It's hard not to tell a good story, and that's one of the reasons
we're telling it at this web site.
We also think it may have some value for Dr. Fulmer's patients.
If you're nervous about dentistry, be assured that the most
improbable of accidents has already happened, and won't happen
again. Lightning doesn't strike the same place twice.
At the time the deer jumped through the window, the office was
run by Dr. Fulmer's cousin, Dr. Richard Adamson. The building has
been occupied by family members working as dentists for over 70 years.
Although the staff has changed, they still can handle any
situation that comes up. Had it not been for their presence of
mind at the time of the accident, people, and the deer, could have
been seriously injured.
For newspaper articles on the incident click