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December 27, 2011 > Reindeer recovering from highway adventure in Ohio

Reindeer recovering from highway adventure in Ohio

Submitted By AP Wire Service

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP), Dec 23 - A reindeer named Betty is recovering with bruises and bumps, but no red nose, after tumbling from the back of a truck onto a northeast Ohio highway.

Her handlers from Stump Hill Farm near Canton say a loose bolt caused the livestock truck's rear gate to open Sunday morning as Betty was headed to a holiday appearance at a party. Drivers on state Route 21 in Norton had to dodge the dazed reindeer walking down the middle of lanes, and 911 calls poured in about the roaming animal.

Tricyn Huntsman runs the farm with her parents and tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/uZePAP) the gate has since been fixed with extra bolts and a lock. She says the truck will now be ``like an armored car.''

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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