Injured deer: Francis Hammond Pkwy., 1100 block, July 2. Animal control officers responding to a report of a deer impaled on a fence found the caller (who was advised not to touch the animal) and a parking enforcement officer trying to remove it from the fence. The deer injured itself as it jumped off the fence, and escaped into the woods. Two days later, a bleeding deer was seen in a resident’s garden but it ran away before an officer arrived.
A big bug: Columbus St., 600 block, July 9. An animal care technician responding to a call about a bat inside a residence found a large palmetto cockroach and returned it to the wild.
Sick dog attacks: S. Old Glebe Rd., unit block, 11 p.m. June 17. An animal control officer captured a dog inside an apartment that suddenly charged at its owners. The 11-year-old boxer was having seizures and was given medication by an emergency veterinarian.