Sangamon County Animal Control Officers recused a buck on the shore of Lake Springfield Wednesday night. When animal control officers arrived on scene they found a young buck had a boat rope tangled around his antlers; the young back was shivering and exhausted from its own attempts at escape.
In a social media post, County Officials said, " A couple of experienced SCACAC animal-loving officers received a call about a deer stuck in the lake and when they arrived they found a young buck had a boat rope tangled around his antlers and he was shivering and tired from trying to get loose. Our officers jumped into action to secure him enough to be able to cut the rope loose and he then started to swim off to his destination. Our officers never have a dull moment but always love to help struggling animals even ones that are bigger than they are!!"