MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials in Plymouth say a young, curious deer needed to be rescued after he got stuck in a deep landscaping pond Tuesday morning.
According to Plymouth city officials, the young buck may have been trapped overnight in the 8-foot-deep Plymouth pond.
Police and fire teams responded and used a large tarp-like device, called a MegaMover, and looped it under the deer “like a sling.”
The deer was then able to be lifted out of the pond. Since it was very cold and likely in shock, the deer stayed by responders’ sides for a bit while warming up.
The deer, which showed no signs of injury, was then released to a nearby woods.
“The landscaping pond had protective netting around the area, though the deer got around it. The pond has been covered until a permanent solution is reached to prevent this from happening again,” city officials said.