Deer Saved From Body of Water, Classroom, Home in New York
Officers across New York State, including the Hudson Valley, have been very active in saving a number of deer that somehow ended up in very unusual situations.
On Tuesday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced officers saved another deer from a very strange spot.
While on patrol recently in Suffolk County, ECO Della Rocco heard a call on the radio about a deer that had fallen through the ice off Smith Point in the town of Mastic. Officer Della Rocco responded to the location with members of the Suffolk County Marine Bureau and Suffolk County Park Rangers.
Utilizing ice rescue training, the ECO assisted Suffolk County Marine in rescuing the deer from the ice.
It's unclear how the deer ended up in the water.
Once back onshore, ECO Della Rocco and local wildlife rescue personnel revived the deer using blankets and a warm vehicle.
The deer was brought to a wildlife rehabilitator for monitoring and released the next morning, alive and well.
Last week, the DEC confirmed officers removed deer from a home and a classroom across New York.
On Feb. 8, ECO Smith received a call from a resident in the town of Cairo reporting a white-tailed deer stuck in an unfinished house foundation on a neighboring property.
Smith retrieved a large tarp from his patrol vehicle, entered the foundation with the deer, and captured it in the tarp.
Officer Smith and the caller then worked together to slide the deer up the snow-covered steps and release it to the nearby wooded area.
No injuries were reported.
On the same day, the DEC responded to reports of a deer stuck inside a classroom at Stony Brook University.
It's believed the deer entered Harriman Hall by shattering through a small plexiglass window.