VicPD officers helped an officer from the BC Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) rescue a pair of bucks that had become entangled in a fishing net on Sunday.
Police were alerted to the distressed Blacktail deer at about 10 a.m. Officers arrived at the intersection of Kipling and Richardson Streets in Fairfield where the bucks were surrounded by area residents observing the incident.
The bucks’ antlers were caught in a piece of fishing net, which had also become entangled in a large piece of driftwood.
An officer with the BCCOS arrived shortly after and worked together with VicPD officers to sedate the deer.
Police had to remind bystanders to keep back at several points to give them room to work safely.
The deer were successfully sedated and cut free from the fishing net. The officers then used their patrol vehicle and a BCCOS truck to transport the bucks away from urban areas, where they were released.