A video of a young deer in Rome has gone viral on the Internet after city police and firefighters rescued the critter when it got stuck in a fence on Saturday.
The young deer got trapped between the wrought iron bars of a fence on upper North George Street at about noon, police officials said.
The resident called 9-1-1 for aid, and rescue personnel responded. The deer was pinned at the midsection, and firefighters used hydraulic tools to bend the bars and free the tiny beast.
The grateful deer then scampered back into the woods, officials said.
A video of the rescue was posted on the Rome Police Department’s Facebook page. It has since reached nearly 200,000 people, with over 2,000 likes and 1,000 shares, officials said.
“It’s a great video that shows members of the police department and fire department working together,” said Police
Captain Timothy J. Bates.