NOBELSVILLE , Ind., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A deer whose antlers became stuck in a hammock was rescued by police in Indiana.
"Officers were dispatched to help a deer whose antlers were stuck in a hammock," police said. "With some extra caution to avoid antlers and hooves, the deer was cut loose from the ropes and, despite wearing a few extra strings on his rack, ran off to enjoy the day."
Police warned that the encounter with the deer could have wound up becoming a sad story, but the deer was ultimately rescued without incident.
Residents were also encouraged to allow animal control officers to handle injured animals for their own safety.
"As a reminder, never approach an injured deer as hurt or sick animals can act unpredictably," police said.