A Georgia police sergeant in Cobb County sprang into action to rescue a young deer after its head became trapped in a fence, and once free, the fawn quickly escaped.
Cobb County Police Department Sgt. Brian Scurr was on his way home Sept. 28 when he heard an animal crying in distress on Old Friendship Church Road, the department said in a Facebook post.
When he exited the vehicle to investigate. Scurr located a small deer that had its head caught in a wire fence.
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Scurr returned to his vehicle and retrieved a bolt cutter before returning to the deer.
Once back, Scurr began carefully cutting through the metal fence as the fawn continued to scream for help.
“You gotta stop moving, buddy,” Scurr is heard saying on body camera footage that was captured at the moment. “You have to stop moving for a minute.”
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After a few cuts, the deer was able to break free and quickly scurried away.
The sergeant’s colleagues were quick to praise him for his actions that day.
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“Although the deer didn’t stop to say thank you, we’re sure he appreciates it,” the department posted on Facebook. “Thank you Sergeant Scurr. Job well done.”