For a deer, newly poured cement is like getting trapped in quicksand. There’s no way great way out unless someone comes to the rescue.
One deer in this Kansas City, MO area neighborhood, was lucky enough to have good samaritans come save the day. A deer had gotten stuck in a newly-poured basement foundation for a house.
According to Fox 2 Now, Aaron Post and Doug Yeager came to the deer’s rescue. The deer had no stairs to use in order to escape, instead, the respondents built a ramp out of scrap lumber.
The animal, scared by excessive human interaction, only wanted to hide behind it. Since their ramp had been used as a hiding spot instead of an escape route, the two had to think of a new solution.
Eventually, the two men used a lasso to safely lift the deer from the basement.
DEER RESCUE: Earlier this week, a Kansas City-area homeowner reported a deer stuck in a newly-poured basement foundation…Posted by Missouri Dept. of Conservation on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Deer with Arrow in Nose
In other deer-related rescue news, another was found with an arrow through its nose in Durango.
The deer was illegally shot. Nearby people spotted the deer last week. It was near Crestview Drive and West Third Avenue in North Durango.
“This has nothing to do with hunting. This was someone being stupid,” Joe Lewandowski said, according to The Durango Herald.
The animal had to be tranquilized in order for the rescue team to take it in for medical attention. The arrow went through the nasal cavity, but did not break any bones. Luckily, the shot does not appear to be life-threatening at this time.
The rescue team believes that the animal may have been shot because it was on someone’s private property. This is supported by the fact the arrow was not one a typical archery hunter would use. Rather, Lewandowski said it was one that can be purchased at Walmart.
Officials are urging people to seek different ways to chase off deer on private property, such as calling for assistance or chasing it away safely.
Deer archery season ended back in September, making this an illegal hunt. Also making it illegal is the fact that hunting in Durango city limits is always illegal all the time.
Kansas Illegal Hunt
Despite the rescue of the deer in a Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhood, the state of Kansas has had issues with poachers this season instead.
Namely, Kansas authorities said one man has been convicted for killing dozens of whitetails using an illegal firearm and artificial light, according to The Kansas City Star.
John Blick Jr. has pleaded guilty to poaching 60 whitetail and mule deer. He also pleaded guilty to his use of a firearm as a felon. This has been a multi-year investigation, according to Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism Game Wardens.
He will spend 14 months in prison and pay a $312,000 fine.
The animals’ heads will be destroyed and the equipment is being forfeited to the state of Kansas.