New Canaan Police are getting high praise Wednesday after risking injury to free a deer who had become entangled in a front yard soccer net.
At about 7:30 a.m., Officers Andrea Alexander, Shane Gibson and Sebastian Obando untangled the buck on Fable Farm Road.
Officer Allyson Halm of the NCPD Animal Control section said the trio worked hard to hold down the distressed deer and free the animal, which could have kicked or otherwise hurt them.
“They deserve a lot of praise for what they did—these animals are not easy to manage,” Halm said.
It’s mating or “rutting” season now for deer, Halm said, that will continue through January.
According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, male deer average 150 pounds and often more.
The buck appeared to be OK—after standing up stunned for a few seconds after he was freed, the animal loped off, officials said.
Alexander, who was off-duty when she helped with the rescue, urged residents to put soccer and other such nets away when they’re not in use.