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Deer gets Stuck in Hot Tub
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- A doe takes a swim in a Florida family's hot tub then has to be rescued to get out.
It was all caught on camera
Deputy Timothy McTaggart of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the doe knocked herself out cold.
"It wasn't pleasant watching her struggle," McTaggart said.
After about a half hour, two deputies and a trapper managed to pull the doe out to safety.
"I've been in law enforcement for 25 years and i've never seen anything like this," McTaggart said. "I immediately responded to just take care of the deer. That became my priority."
They put a blanket over her head trying his best to keep her calm.
When the trapper arrived, they eventually got the doe free by lifting her out of the pool.
Homeowner Mike Wyers says it's not uncommon to see deer running around his yard and he's just glad this story has a happy ending.
"to see her kind of trot off into the woods, it felt really good," Wyers said.
The homeowners say this isn't the first time surprise visitors have stopped by.
They've found alligators in their pool on three separate occasions.