Deer Rescued From Empty Pool
DNR Warden Rick Reed of Waukesha got a call from a Delafield homeowner last Friday afternoon about a doe that went for a surprise dip in the emptied backyard pool. “The deer apparently walked across the pool cover and fell through,” Warden Reed says. “It was kind of going crazy underneath there.” “We knew we had to get it out of there but we weren’t sure how.” The warden and the landowner decided to start loosening the pool cover straps at the shallow end. “I think we had five or six off and when I went to shake the ice off, she came charging out — about a foot from the homeowner and me.” The deer bolted up into the homeowner’s yard and looked at her rescuers for about 2 to 3 minutes. “And, then off she went.” The landowner told Warden Reed some fawns used the pool cover as a trampoline for fun last year. Appears the doe trampled the trampoline!