LAKE MILLE LACS, Minn. (WCCO) — Out on Lake Mille Lacs, the last thing you expect to see is a deer.

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Angie Barrows captured video on her cell phone this weekend of a deer struggling in the water about two miles from shore.

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At first they tried to get it to swim toward the shore, but when that didn’t work, they roped the deer and headed in.

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They covered the animal in a blanket for awhile, before it eventually jumped up and ran off.