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CHP Officer Rescues Baby Deer Stuck in Freeway Drain Near Truckee

The deer, named "Star," is doing well and will be taken to an animal sanctuary

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    CHP Officer Rescues Baby Deer Stuck in Freeway Drain Near Truckee
    CHP Truckee via AP
    In this photo provided by the California Highway Patrol Truckee office, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Randy Fisher, left, pets a fawn he rescued Monday, June 19, 2017, in Truckee, Calif. Fisher says he freed the deer's left back leg from the drainage ditch, placed it on the side of the road and waited for its mother to show up.

    A California Highway Patrol officer came to the rescue of a baby deer stuck in a freeway drain during a thunderstorm.

    California Highway Patrol Sgt. Randy Fisher says he was driving on Interstate 80 near Truckee Monday when he spotted the fawn sticking its little head out of rushing water.

    Fisher says he freed the deer's left back leg from the drainage ditch, placed it on the side of the road and waited for its mother to show up.

    CHP rescued a young fawn that got its leg stuck in a drainage ditch along I-80. (June 20, 2017)
    Photo credit: AP

    When the mother did not show, Fisher wrapped the fawn in his sergeant's jacket, put it in his patrol car and drove it to a veterinary.

    A veterinarian treated the deer for water in her lungs and hypothermia.

    Fisher says the deer, named "Star," is doing well and will be taken to an animal sanctuary in Lake Tahoe.

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