In an event that you could chalk up to being thankful that it happened after hours, a deer crashed through a Gold’s Gym facility. Could you imagine being inside of the gym when, out of nowhere, an animal comes barging through the glass? I’ve had some odd fears about working out in public but wildlife has never been one of them! In South Carolina, seeing a deer or two isn’t an uncommon event. Even in my hometown, that I’ve moved away from, I would see deer all of the time. As a matter of fact, I remember that the year was 2009 and I had just gotten a brand new pickup truck a few months earlier. I enjoyed taking backroads to get to my girlfriends house, it was a quicker way to avoid all of the traffic. As one fateful night would have it, we were going to get some food when, all of the sudden, a deer appeared dead center in the road.
I had no choice but to force my foot down on the brakes, duck my head down, close my eyes, and hope for the best. I remember having my eyes closed and feeling the truck move, I thought for a second a car had rear ended us, it was that much of an impact. I didn’t want to but feared that I should open my eyes, to assess the damage. Happily, the deer only fell over lightly and was up and away from that truck in a seconds. No matter the damage that had happened to my vehicle, I know that accidents happen and was more concerned for the deer, who ended up fine. Needless to say nature can strike at any time, whether or not we are prepared for it. I don’t think that the deer was there to lift some weights but he still ended up crashing through the window of the Gold’s Gym. Thankfully, the gym was closed at time, leaving behind no chance of human injury and the deer was reported to be safe and sound after this wild incident. There is no doubt that the staff at this gym in South Carolina will always have a cool story to tell new employees.