Good Samaritan saves deer stuck in fence in central Alberta

A kind-hearted traveller passing through central Alberta on the long weekend came upon the cries of a baby deer.

The driver, Shayne Willson, saw a herd of deer, right across the street from a gas station in Rocky Mountain House on Sunday. Nearby was a workshop.

“I don’t usually see wildlife, because I’m a city guy, so I was filming it and I saw a baby deer was stuck inside a part of the fence, crying,” he explained, adding it was his first time in the region.

“My instant reaction was to jump out (of the vehicle),” he said, when he saw the baby deer.

The Winnipeg resident was in Alberta with his fiance, but driving on his own at the time.

The herd had about five animals, including a mother and her infants.

As soon as he approached, the animals ran away and watched from across the fields, said Willson.

He spent about 45 minutes freeing the baby deer.

“It was trying to jump into the fence (even more) and it was kind of hurting itself more, so I was trying to calm it down and stay away, but then I walked around and took my time.”

Once the deer was calmer,Willson, came up with a plan.

“I saw boards and plywood.

“I decided to get the boards and stuff like that (near the shop), and pull the fence up. After about half an hour, he finally went through it,” he said.

The ordeal made Willson’s day.

“I was really proud of myself. I wanted it to go back to mom.”

Once the deer got out, it ran into the fields, joining its family, Willson said, adding “they were waiting.”

“If nobody noticed this deer, it would still be in there.”

 

Shayne Willson from Winnipeg was in Rocky Mountain House for the long weekend. On his trip, he saved a deer on Sunday. Photo contributed

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