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Video Shows Cowboys Using Lassos To Rescue Deer Trapped In Canal

The young male buck in Arizona had slipped into the cold water and couldn't scale the steep concrete walls to get out. And then the cowboys arrived.

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Arizona Game and Fish wildlife officials said in a YouTube post that it's not known how long the young buck had been in the cold water, unable to climb the steep concrete walls of the canal near Lake Pleasant. However, it was clear that he was tired and in distress.

The agency got several calls regarding the trapped deer, but by the time wildlife officers arrived, a rescue attempt was already underway.


The wildlife officers then hauled the deer in the bed of a truck to Lake Pleasant Regional Park, where the tired and shivering buck took about 20 minutes to gather himself.

Watch the entire drama unfold here:

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Jason Wells is deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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