Police officers in the US had a shock when they opened the boot of a car – and a supposedly dead deer jumped out.
The motorist told officers he had accidentally hit and killed the deer with his car on a nearby road.
Michigan motorists who hit animals are allowed to keep the meat but must report the incident and acquire a state deer kill permit.
But it turned out the deer had been only stunned – and it jumped up and ran off into nearby woods when officers opened the boot.
Kalamazoo lieutenant Stacey Geik said: “It was a fun story, to maybe get a smile on people’s faces for a change.”