Friday, February 17, 2017

Connecticut: Police rescue deer from frozen river

CONNECTICUT -- A deer was rescued by authorities in Connecticut after becoming trapped on a frozen river.

The animal was trapped on the Farmington River in Simsbury, Connecticut for hours Monday, and the entire ordeal was caught on camera.

Authorities started by watching the deer's progress, hoping she could get herself off the ice.


The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the deer was chased onto the ice by coyotes right off of Riverside Road.

The Simsbury Animal Control Officer was on the scene as well.


At first, the deer had at least one leg stuck in the water but was able to worked it out. Around 1:20 p.m., a team of wildlife experts tried to put sand on the ice in hopes of helping her gain footing.

"Our goal was to try and save this animal's life," said Mark Rudewicz, Simsbury's animal control officer.


(Kern Golden Empire - Feb 16, 2017)

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