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Deer rescued from backyard pool in California

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Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Animal control officers in California came to the rescue of a deer that tried to beat the heat with a dip in the pool and found itself unable to climb back out.

"This doe thought it would be a good idea to go for a nice swim, however forgot that deer don't know how to climb ladders," Tuolumne County Animal Control said in a social media post.

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Animal control was contacted by "some awesome neighbors" who spotted the deer's plight, and an animal control officer responded alongside a veterinary technician.

The duo were successfully able to fish the deer out of the water. The doe was not injured and was returned to the wild.

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