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Wildlife officers, construction crew rescue yearling deer from 10-foot hole

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jan 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-06 15:13:28-05

AURORA – This past Friday afternoon, CPW wildlife officers responded to a construction site where a yearling whitetail buck had somehow gotten itself stuck in the bottom of a 10-foot-deep hole.

When officers arrived, they found the young buck was alert but stuck in the manhole at a construction site for the Stephen D. Hogan freeway near S. Picadilly Rd. and 6th Ave.

The deer was tranquilized and then examined while still in the hole.

CPW said the deer was luckily uninjured and with the help of the SEMA Construction crew, the young male was lifted out of the hole.

After waking up, the deer was back on its way and hopefully learned to steer clear of construction sites in the future.