SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - Kittens stuck in trees and storm drains are not that uncommon a call for firefighters but Thursday the rescue was for a deer.
No, the buck wasn't trapped in a tree or drain but rather in a canal and couldn't get out.
Someone made the call about the struggling buck seen in the canal at Tributary Crossing Drive and Tributary Point Drive in Gold River.
Folsom Battalion Chief Calvin Howard said it wasn't too difficult to make the rescue.
"Once we get there, the deer's so tired they don't really put up much of a fight. So, biggest thing is getting a lasso around their horns and bringing him to the side and pulling him out," Howard said.
The buck was worn out from the effort to get out of the water but did not appear otherwise injured. A parks and recreation officer was to stay with the buck until he recovered enough to go off on his own.
Howard said it was the second or third time this year they've been called to rescue a deer in the canal.