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Minnesota police officers use Taser, saw to free stuck bucks

Police officers and residents in a Twin Cities suburb used a Taser, a saw and some quick thinking to free a white-tailed buck whose antlers were entangled with another buck that had died.

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Police officers and residents in a Twin Cities suburb used a Taser, a saw and some quick thinking to free a white-tailed buck whose antlers were entangled with another buck that had died on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of South Lake Minnetonka Police Department)

Police officers and residents in a Twin Cities suburb used a Taser, a saw and some quick thinking to free a white-tailed buck whose antlers were entangled with another buck that had died.

KARE-TV reported that South Lake Minnetonka police officers responded to the call at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

"Unfortunately, one of the deer had already died when officers arrived. The live deer was violently jumping and thrashing in an attempt to free itself, and it was evident that it had been for a significant amount of time," the police department reported on its Facebook page .

"Officers weighed multiple options, considering available resources, the safety of themselves and residents and the live deer itself. Officers employed the use of a Taser to temporarily incapacitate the deer and, with the help of a nearby resident, quickly cut an antler, freeing it. The deer then ran off."

The police department posted a video of the incident here Warning: Video contains graphic images

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