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Doe! Deer becomes entangled in soccer net, rescue ensues (video)

Oct 11, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT


It happened at Episcopal School of Knoxville, Tenn., where teachers arrived around 8:30 a.m. to find a deer entangled in one of the soccer goals on the athletic field. So brave rescuers Greg Turnbow, Gary Phillips, Jr. and Mathew Luce snapped into action, and carefully cut loose the net to free the deer.

“The way she was struggling she was going to lose consciousness pretty quickly,” said Luce. “Her neck was tied up and constricted. So it was good we got there when we did.”


Of course in my imagination, the newly-freed deer bounds across the field — directly into the other soccer goal. D’oh!

  1. mybrunoblog - Oct 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Moments after the deer was freed students from the school began to sing “born free” and the kids watched in unrepented joy as the deer trotted off to the woods he calls home. Unfortunately the happy moment was spoiled when a hunter carrying a Springfield 30-06 rifle soon sent to deer to the next life. Later that evening all invloved enjoyed a hearty venison dinner. Mmm mmm good!