NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A deer dearly needed help when its antlers became entangle on a small tree in Roswell.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division posted video of the deer on its Facebook page on Wednesday. In it, the buck is trying to get its antlers free from being firmly embedded into the trunk of the small tree.
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Urban Wildlife Technician Shane carefully approached the deer, grabbed its antler and used a knife to cut away part of the tree, freeing the animal.
The deer immediately ran off into the woods.
Georgia DNR explained that this is a common occurrence. In early fall, bucks can be observed rubbing their antlers against small trees to remove the velvet that has been growing on their antlers throughout the summer. That’s exactly what caused this deer to get tangled up.
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Video of the rescue has been viewed more than 17,000 views and has hundreds of interactions.
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