Police Taser Deer, Saw Off Its Antler To Save Its Life

Police in Minnesota used a stun gun to free a live buck that was stuck to a dead deer.

This story is courtesy of our sister station WRIC in Richmond, VA.

SHOREWOOD, Minnesota (WRIC) – Police in Minnesota used a stun gun to free a live buck that was stuck to a dead deer.

South Lake Minnetonka Police were called to the strange sight at a home in Shorewood in the Twin Cities area. The antlers of the two bucks were locked together. One deer was dead and the other was thrashing around, trying to break free.

After assessing the situation, officers shocked the live deer with a Taser as residents helped quickly saw off one of its antlers. The deer ran off after coming to.

Patrol officer Ricky Syhre tells the Star Tribune the bucks probably were stuck together for hours.

The officers spoke with wildlife agencies about how they might safely untangle the bucks.

 

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