A young deer was spotted roaming downtown Vancouver Tuesday morning, sparking concern for the animal's safety — and, of course, a snarky Twitter account.

One of the first tweets to spread the news about the animal was from Mary Pynenburg, who captured it on camera in the intersection of Granville and Nelson shortly before 9 a.m. PT.

From there, it was seen on Howe Street — the heart of the financial district — in Yaletown, and crossing a bike lane in front of St. Paul's Hospital in the West End.

Vancouver Police said they've had several reports of deer sightings downtown and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service is aware.

"Please give the deer space," tweeted the Vancouver Police.

'I'm not Bambi'

Following in the paw-steps of the dead raccoon in Toronto last week and a bear that roamed downtown Vancouver in 2011, someone created a Twitter account with the fictional voice of the @DowntownDeer.

"I'm not Bambi, if you're looking for her, your best bet is the No. 5 Orange," states the twitter profile for @DowtownnDeer, referencing a strip club in the Downtown Eastside.

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