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Blacktail bucks freed in Victoria after getting tangled in fish net

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Victoria police teamed up with the B.C. Conservation Service to rescue two bucks entangled in a fishing net and a large piece of driftwood in Fairfield on Sunday – Oct 26, 2020

Victoria police and B.C. conservation officers teamed up for a daring deer rescue over the weekend.

Police were called to the Fairfield neighbourhood Sunday morning for a report of two deer in distress.

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Officers found two blacktail bucks entangled in a fishing net and dragging a large piece of driftwood.

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A conservation officer arrived and officers sedated the deer.

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Police said officers had to remind bystanders to stand back and make room for the officers and animals.

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The deer were eventually freed from the net and released back into the wild.