Four deer were shot and killed yesterday by a Queen Anne's County deputy sheriff after the animals -- apparently reacting to their own reflections -- crashed through two windows of a Centreville nursing home and ran amok in two offices.
"They were running along and looking at the windows," said state police Cpl. Michael L. Ptaszynski. "They thought it was a mirror. They jumped through. Two went into one office, and two went into the other."
One deer jumped back outside but was cut by window glass and had to be destroyed. The other three were shot in the offices when tranquilizers failed to calm them.