200-lb buck rescued after getting stuck in Colorado window well. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

200-lb buck rescued after getting stuck in Colorado window well. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Residents of a home in Colorado got quite the surprise last week when they had to carry a 200-pound tranquilized deer through their home.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer (CPW) Cassidy English jumped into action on Sunday when a buck fell six feet down an uncovered window well in Colorado Springs.

"Believe it or not, uncovered window wells are a threat to #wildlife," CPW’s southeast region tweeted.

After being sedated, the uninjured male deer was carried through the house and out the patio doors by Officer English, who was aided by the homeowners.

This buck's story doesn't end there.

As the deer started to wake, another buck showed up looking for a fight. English had to haze the aggressive buck away twice as it attempted to lock antlers with other rescued buck. 

"The rut makes deer very aggressive. Do not approach them. Scare them away. And cover window wells!," CPW added. 

During mating season, wildlife such as deer, elk, and moose can be dangerous. Keep a close eye on your pets, especially in places where wildlife is frequently spotted.

Editor's Note: If you encounter a wild animal in need of help, contact your local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office for assistance. For a list of regional and area offices, click here.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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