Sacramento Firefighters Rescue Deer From Canal with Lasso [VIDEO]

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Where have all the cowboys gone?

Oh, here they are…in Sacramento, California.

It all started when a buck and a doe were reported trapped in a canal. The animals couldn’t climb the steep canal walls, so local firefighters and Fish & Wildlife officials were called to the scene.

Nobody had any ideas about how to rescue the deer…until a ranger mentioned that he had a lasso in the back his truck. The two firefighters——sisters Holly and Janice, who grew up on a cattle ranch——jumped at the opportunity.

With some nifty rope work, the rescue team corraled both deer and dragged them to safety.

Check it out:

 

 

Rescuing the deer “by hand” would’ve been far too dangerous, what with the sharp hooves and antlers, so lassoing the trapped animals might’ve been the only way to save them.

As for the two sisters, they had plenty of practice. “We always had lassoes around the house,” Janice told local news. “When we were young, we’d just lasso each other and lasso stuff out in the backyard.”

Sounds about right.

As for the deer, they were a bit scraped up, but no worse for the wear. Great job, ladies.

 

 

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