Video: Police free a deer trapped for hours in another buck's antlers


South Lake Minnetonka police officers came across two deer Sunday, whose antlers were tangled together. One had died, the department wrote in the video description, and the other "was violently jumping and thrashing" trying to get free. It was clear the animal had been there for a "significant amount of time," police wrote.

To free the live deer, the officers used a stun gun, temporarily incapacitating the animal, then with the help of a nearby resident quickly sawed away an antler, allowing it to run away.

The Star Tribune spoke with the officers about the incident. They believe the animals' antlers became entangled during a fight.

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