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It was out of the frying pan and into the fire for a doe in Simsbury, Connecticut, when she fled from some local coyotes — only to find herself sprawled out on the ice instead.
Being sprawled out on the ice is often a death sentence for whitetails, as they simply can’t get their legs back underneath them.
Thankfully, that wasn’t the case for this lucky doe. Both Animal Control and Police were called to the scene, and the two forces teamed up to tackle what appeared to be a pretty difficult deer rescue attempt.
They had to first get a blanket over the doe’s head…which looked to be trickier than it would seem, as she kept squirming. We have to admit we chuckled a little watching the doe trying to ‘swim’ away from her rescuer. After that, it was just a matter of pulling her to a position where they could lift her up a steep 20-foot bank.
All in a day’s work for those involved, as they successfully hoisted the critter to safety. The doe was so exhausted that she couldn’t even muster the energy to run away — but she was unharmed, and walked off under her own power after resting up.
Great work, everyone.