Deer stuck on frozen lake rescued

A deer is off the ice and on dry land after getting stranded in the middle of a frozen lake.

Rescue crews weren't able to get a boat out to the deer, so they tried simply to shoo it off the ice.

But that didn't work, the animal wasn't able to get any traction.

Finally, a certified ice rescuer was able to lasso the deer and pull it in.

"You see it on the tv all the time, these great rescues, and you want this to be one of them," the rescuer said.

"that animal can go on an live out the rest of its life…absolutely, absolutely, it's a good day."

The deer did still have the rope tangled in its antlers when it left the icy lake.

But wildlife officials say the deer will shed those antlers as part of the natural growth process and in the process get rid of the rope.

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