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B.C. conservation officers rescue deer entangled by toboggan: ‘Thankfully it was not injured’

Deer in B.C.’s Interior entangled with toboggan
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service says a deer that was entangled with a toboggan was rescued by conservation officers after a hiker spotted the animal trying to free itself from the sled.

A deer in B.C.’s Interior that was entangled by a toboggan was freed, thanks to help from conservation officers.

In a Twitter post on Friday, the BC Conservation Officer Service says a hiker in the Williams Lake area came across the deer, whose antlers appeared to ensnared by a toboggan.

The hiker called the provincial government’s report all poachers and polluters (RAPP) hotline to alert local conservation officers, who then sped to the scene on a snowmobile.

READ MORE: Poaching fines, hunting bans and animal rescue: busy December for B.C. Conservation Officer Service

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A short video clip shows the deer frantically trying to free itself from the toboggan.

“Thankfully it was not injured,” said the BCCOS tweet.

“[Conservation ofifcers) tranquilized the deer, cut it free [and] watched it prance away.”

Global News has reached out for more information regarding the incident.

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