West Side Rag reader Jeff Cohen was walking his dog in Riverside Park before 8 a.m. on Wednesday when he said he saw something surprising — a deer!
“The deer was running through the park when I entered with my dog,” he wrote. “There were 3-4 police vehicles trying, I guess, to corral the deer. The deer was huge. Very beautiful.”
He told us he’s never seen anything like it before. “It was surreal like a dystopian movie. Reminded me of [the movie] I Am Legend.”
Unfortunately, the animal darted into traffic, Cohen wrote. It was hit and killed around 7:45 a.m.
Police had no information on the incident. The Parks Department said they did not receive a report about a deer and the Riverside Park Conservancy did not respond to a request for comment.