State Trooper Rescues Deer Drowning in Pool

Workers at a home in Harmony Township, New Jersey, called police when they found a deer struggling in a backyard pool on Friday. The New Jersey State Police said in a Facebook post that they “don't necessarily teach recruits in the academy how to rescue drowning deer, but we do teach them how to think on their feet and adapt and improvise when a peculiar situation presents itself.” And that’s what Trooper Dwayne Phillips did. He pulled the deer out by his antlers, saving him from drowning. The exhausted buck lay by the side of the pool for some time. Once he was recovered, he got up on his own and ran off. “Great job troop! #Attaboy,” the department wrote in the Facebook post. — Read it at Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Live

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