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Deer on Quinpool Road backs up traffic in Halifax

Traffic was backed up on Quinpool Road in Halifax on Friday afternoon after a deer, which may have been in the back of a pickup truck, died near Connaught Avenue.

Police officers place yellow sheet over animal's body

Deer dies on Quinpool Road in Halifax

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Traffic was backed up on Quinpool Road in Halifax on Friday afternoon after a deer, which may have been in the back of a pickup truck, died near Connaught Avenue.

Cait Cotter told CBC News the deer was alive in the back of a pickup truck which was travelling down Quinpool Road toward the Armdale Roundabout. She said the deer fell out of the truck and was lying motionless on the road.

A man dragged the deer's body to the sidewalk and the animal died, Cotter said.

Three Halifax Regional Police officers placed a yellow sheet over the animal until it could be taken away.

It happened just before 4 p.m.

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