EAGLE, Colo. (CBS4) – The icy waters of the Eagle River nearly claimed the life of a mule deer Wednesday morning, until a man stepped in to help out. Seth Levy shared photos with CBS4 of the rescue.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Hospitalizations Return To Mid-February Level, Positivity Rate Above 5%
Levy says his friend Robbie Berry spotted the deer stuck in the ice near his home in Eagle. He was able to free the deer from the ice using towels to pull it loose.READ MORE: 'Still Some Anxiety': Principal Helps Organize COVID Vaccine Clinic For Students
Colorado Parks and Wildlife area managers say while it may be difficult to see wildlife in distress it’s always better to contact trained professionals to handle ice rescues.
Levy tells CBS4 the deer appeared tired but was alive when they last saw her.MORE NEWS: Drug Lab Inside Denver Homeless Camp Causes Explosion, City Finds 30 Propane Tanks