Deer stuck in net rescued in Santa Cruz Mountains

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS, Calif.

The net was strung along a creek off Branciforte Drive, north of Santa Cruz.

A passerby spotted the 1-year old buck Monday afternoon and called Wildlife Emergency Services and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

Once the buck was freed, it bolted for safety. Experts say that's a good sign it will recover from the ordeal, noting that this kind of stress can kill a young deer.

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