Deer eludes New Hyde Park animal control

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A deer spotted in a park in New Hyde Park this afternoon eluded animal control crews and is still missing, Town of North Hempstead officials say.

As of late Wednesday afternoon, animal control officials were still pursuing the deer, which was discovered at noon roaming Clinton G. Martin Park at New Hyde Park Road and Marcus Avenue.

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"They tried to bring this thing down with tranquilizer darts," said Collin Nash, a spokesman for the town. "The deer kept going, scampered off, and they're chasing him off."

The search was called off at nightfall. Officials said the animal had been shot with one dart.

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