February 11, 2015 4:18 pm
Updated: February 11, 2015 4:22 pm

WATCH: Police use Taser, saw to help free trapped deer


ABOVE: See how police used a Tazer and a saw to help free a deer they believed had been trapped for hours

SHOREWOOD, Minn. – Police in Minnesota used a stun gun to free a live buck that was stuck to a dead deer.

South Lake Minnetonka Police were called to the strange sight at a home in Shorewood in the Twin Cities area on Sunday morning. The antlers of the two bucks were locked together.

One deer was dead and the other was thrashing around, trying to break free.

After assessing the situation, officers shocked the live deer with a Taser as residents helped quickly saw off one of its antlers.

The deer ran off after coming to.

Patrol officer Ricky Syhre tells the Star Tribune the bucks probably were stuck together for hours.

The officers spoke with wildlife agencies about how they might safely untangle the bucks.

© 2015 The Associated Press

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