West Shore RCMP and Colwood Fire to the rescue!

On Wednesday, February 3rd, at approximately 10:30 p.m. the West Shore RCMP received a call of a fawn stuck in a wrought-iron gate at a residential property in Colwood on Porcher Place.

The fawn had been frantically struggling to get out of the fence while mother deer watched nearby. Officers called in Colwood Fire Rescue who used hydraulic spreaders to open the fencing and free the deer.

“Generally animal complaints of this nature would go to Conservation officers, however when they are not available police will step in and address the complaint,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

“The homeowners were very understanding and gave permission to manipulate the fence as required but Colwood Fire and Rescue was able to restore the fence to near original state,” said Saggar.

In the end, the fawn was freed and happily reunited with its mother.


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