WATCH: Police said this deer pinned a woman to the ground in Comox after becoming entangled near a fence. The deer was eventually freed by the BC Conservation Officer Service. Photo Credit: Comox Valley RCMP.
A Comox woman is recovering from minor injuries after she was pinned to the ground by a large deer who was entangled near her fence.
Police said on Friday morning, they were called to Anderton Road in Comox to investigate a woman calling for help. When two officers arrived, they found a woman who had been pinned to the ground by a deer in her yard.
According to police, the woman had been outside looking for her cat when she saw a deer entangled in something by her fence. Police said she decided to approach the large male deer.
The animal then knocked her to the ground and wouldn’t let her get up.
The two officers grabbed onto the deer and were able to free the woman, who walked to a waiting ambulance.
The BC Conservation Officer Service, who had also been called to the residence, sedated the deer and untangled him.
The woman is recovering at home. Both police and the unnamed woman said it’s important to not approach wildlife, even if they are in trouble.
To report injured or distressed wildlife, call Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) at 1-877-952-7277.