A deer stuck in a storage pond
for two days made it out Wednesday afternoon with the help of Forsyth
County fire and animal control.
The young doe is believed to have fallen down the angled walls of the
pond at the wastewater treatment plant at Fowler Park, said Fire Div.
Chief Jason Shivers.
“There is no telling why she came out here,” Shivers said.
Employees at the plant noticed the deer in the pond Monday and hoped she would make it out her own, he said.
When they returned to work Wednesday and saw her still there, the workers contacted authorities.
Eight employees from the fire department and two animal control
officers spent nearly two hours at the edges of the reject storage pond,
which the county uses to hold water that doesn’t meet quality standards
after treatment to be reprocessed.
Walking down the steep slopes of the slick lining, the rescuers tried
to calmly approach the scared doe and pull her in with a variety of
“We can’t get her to come up the hill,” Shivers said during the
rescue. “She can’t get enough traction, so we’re trying to use any of
our ideas we can to get her safely up.”
As the rescuers got close, she would get scared and swim to the other
side of the pond each time, but the animal finally began to tire.
After about a dozen attempts, two firefighters captured the doe with
the loop on the catch-and-release pole used by animal control.
The men then carried the deer out beyond the gate of the pond to let her free.
The doe appeared uninjured, but exhausted as she lay down just outside the fence.
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