WEBSTER (AP) – Police say two reindeer hit the ground running near Houston after a trailer hauling them came loose, popped open and the animals jumped out.
Webster police received several phone calls Wednesday about the runaway reindeer, which are part of a petting zoo, dashing near Interstate 45.
Chief Ray Smiley dispatched officers to help catch the reindeer and safely guide traffic away from the animals.
The reindeer weren’t hurt.
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