After being shown an example, earlier this week, of JUST how much even a medium-sized deer can do to a vehicle, it's a good time to remind you to be mindful of their comings and goings.

DEER EDUCATION: 'OKAY, THIS IS THE ROAD; STAY AWAY FROM IT.'

I wish they could learn from experience and execute those comings and goings AWAY from the road, but what are you gonna do? It's not like you can TEACH a deer. It's not like you can get one into a classroom and sit it down and...or CAN you?

Maybe you CAN get a deer into a classroom, even if, admittedly, the teaching part might still be wishful thinking. No, I'm talking about taking the deer by the horns and coaxing or pulling it into a classroom. I'm thinking that's a really bad idea.

But maybe you can LURE them into the room. Then again, I don't think THIS deer was lured. I think he broke in, which we all know is a big no-no. I don't think this buck cared.

I THINK THIS DEER WANTS TO BE EDUCATED

Class, meet Westside Elementary School's newest student. I think his name is John, or maybe Bambi. Could be Donder. No, no, he's not a REINdeer, although this IS their season to shine.

News4-Nashville reports the animal busted through one of the Robertson County, Tennessee school's emergency exits in the middle of the night. I guess he wanted to catch up on late homework. Whatever the case, he was escorted out of the building the next morning by a Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency game warden. Lord, the stories THOSE folks could probably tell, right?

LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

Interestingly, the warden suggests that since it's mating season, the buck was probably looking for a doe...and took a wrong turn somewhere off I-65, apparently.

No, she's not in here. Try the cafeteria.

By the way, the deer was unharmed and was subsequently released back into the wild after being removed from the school.

He's probably the only deer in his circle of friends who's been to school.

That's called "bragging rights." Now, where in the world is that DOE?

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