Michigan man leads rescue of deer trapped in deep mud

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Sept. 22, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A Michigan man gathered some friends to help rescue a deer that had nearly its entire body trapped in a muddy pond.

Robert Langewicz told WOOD-TV he was driving Thursday in Kentwood when he spotted a deer stuck in the mud off 44th Street. He said the mud was so deep that it nearly reached the top of the animal's back.

Langewicz said authorities told him the trapped deer wasn't a priority and a private group dedicated to performing such rescues told him help would not be able to arrive very quickly.

The man gathered some friends and used a tow strap to pull the deer out of the mud. He said the animal rested for a while before hopping away into the woods.

A deer was found in a similarly sticky situation last year when a Washington state construction worker ended up using an excavator to scoop the fawn out of deep mud. Bill Davis, the man who shared the video, said a second deer was rescued the same way, but it wasn't caught on camera.

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