According to eyewitnesses reindeer Bjorn was nearly hit by a bus; that could have led to a very different story maybe including human casualties as well as Bjorn.
The event was being staged by the Animal Company; their director commented that Bjorn was captured within 10 minutes and that he is 'fine and 'resting'.
He praised the animal's trainers saying that their training had paid off and ensured that Bjorn was returned safe and sound quickly.
Another representative of Animal Company said reindeer are 'flight' animals by nature; she said they are fine in a pen but when 'free' of any tether run off.
The Nottingham Post has quite a few comments from locals including this from Gemma Green, who lives in nearby Hasting Street and saw the animal galloping past her house on Sunday afternoon.
"I was putting some Christmas cards up in the window and just saw it come charging down the street," she said. "Then I saw a group of people following it. It was quite strange. It's like the scene from Arthur Christmas where Santa loses his reindeer. I thought I was seeing things at first. "My partner was out walking the dog and he had to move out the way because it came charging past him."
It all sounds a rather surreal experience.
According to BBC News "A Tesco spokesman said they are "pleased he was back in time to help Santa with some important deliveries this week" but that sounds more like a 'Scrooge# moment from the supermarket giant.
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