VIDEO: Wildlife officer rescues deer stuck on tree in Roswell

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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Tangled Buck

In early fall, bucks can be observed rubbing thier antlers against small trees to remove the velvet that has been growing on their antlers throughout the summer. That's what got this buck all tangled up! Urban Wildlife Technician Shane was able to respond and quickly cut the deer loose. #UrbanWildlife #WhiteTailedDeer #BackyardWildlife

Posted by Wildlife Resources Division - Georgia DNR on Monday, September 13, 2021