Hermantown Police Officer Rescues Trapped Fawn

Posted at: 07/23/2013 5:45 PM
Updated at: 07/23/2013 10:48 PM
By: Alan Hoglund

After a scary ordeal in a Hermantown culvert earlier this month, a fawn is likely much more comfortable because of police officers doing a little work above and beyond the call of duty.

Video posted to the Hermantown Police Department's Facebook page shows an officer rescuing the fawn on Satuday, July 19.

Chief Jim Crace told Eyewitness News that the fawn entered the culvert from the opposite side and wasn't able to back out. He said the fawn was only found because it was calling out to it's mother.

Crace said officers dug out dirt blocking them from the fawn, then used a "catch pole" - commonly used for catching dogs - to pull it out to safety.

The video shows the fawn immediately running across the road, into a field on the other side.