JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A New York State DEC Officer is credited with freeing a Jamestown deer that became stuck in a tree swing.
Last month, Environmental Conservation Officer Nate Mead received a call that a four-point buck was stuck in a large tree swing in the City of Jamestown.
Officer Mead said the buck was only able to run 20 feet in any direction before he was snapped back by the swing’s rope.
Mead used duct-tape to connect his knife to a long twig in an attempt to cut the line.
While trying to avoid the animal’s wildly thrashing hooves, Officer Mead was able to free the deer, which then ran away showing no signs of harm.