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Deer rescued from pond at wastewater plant

7:01 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
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(Courtesy Forsyth County Fire Department Technical Services Division Chief Jason Shivers)

CUMMING, Ga. -- A deer is recovering after firefighters and animal control officers rescued the animal from a storage pond at a wastewater treatment plant.

The young doe was rescued Wednesday afternoon from the Forsyth County pond with help from Forsyth County fire and animal control.

Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers said authorities believe the deer fell down the angled walls of the pond.

He said employees at the plant noticed the deer in the pond Monday and hoped she would make it out on her own. When they returned to work Wednesday and saw her still there, the workers contracted authorities.

Workers tried for nearly two hours before finally capturing the doe with the loop on a pole, then setting her free.

(Associated Press)

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