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Deer gets stuck in Dewey fence, deputies cut him out

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Oh, deer! Sheriff's deputies help a homeowner cut a buck loose from fencing on Tuesday.

Courtesy photo<br> Oh, deer! Sheriff's deputies help a homeowner cut a buck loose from fencing on Tuesday.

DEWEY - A buck who found himself trapped in a field wire fence Tuesday morning, Dec. 29, got a helping hand from two sheriff's deputies, who were able to cut him loose.

When the homeowner saw the stuck buck, he called the state Game and Fish Department, but their officers could not immediately respond, YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said.

A deputy got to the scene in the 14000 block of East Eagle Drive first and "found a very agitated buck whose antlers and head were tangled in the fence," D'Evelyn said. "A portion of the wire fence was wrapped around the buck's neck and mouth that could have caused further serious injury or death if not cut soon."

The deputy felt the buck was a bit too dangerous for one person to try to get in and untangle him, but once a supervisor arrived, they decided that, with help from the homeowner, they could free him.

"Working together as team, the buck was restrained long enough to cut the wire wrapped around its neck and mouth," D'Evelyn said.

"Although a small portion of the fence section was still attached, it is expected to fall off when the buck sheds its antlers," he said.