Deer rescued from ice

Wildlife biologists and game wardens generally tell the general public to avoid handling or “rescuing” wild animals, most of which don’t really need our help.

Once in awhile, however, it seems prudent to give a helping hand to a critter in need. And that’s exactly what a pair of Mainers did on Wednesday, when they rescued a deer that they found struggling on the ice.

A blogger on the Megunticook Watershed Association website was one of the rescuers, and you can find his tale (and some fantastic photos) here.

The duo’s deer-rescue technique was one I’d never heard of, and it seemed to work well. And the best news? Well, I’ll let the blogger/rescuer tell you that part of this entertaining tale.

John Holyoke

About John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their natural habitat. The stories he gathers provide fodder for his columns, and this blog.