Deer needs human intervention to escape hole in Brentwood
A white-tailed doe was rescued from a 7-foot hole on Saturday with the help of the tender hands — and large scaled machines — of Brentwood fire, police and public work crews and state game commission wardens.
Officials responded to Brentwood Park shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday for a report that a deer was stuck in a hole that was left open in a construction area above the municipal pool, police Sgt. Matthew DeLallo said.
Crews, including DeLallo, public works superintendent Robert Machewich, backhoe operator Shawn Frey and Brentwood Volunteer Fire Company assistant chief Jack Loeffel and second assistant chief Rich Collavo, worked together to save the deer. They used a backhoe, creating a parallel hole so the dirt would not collapse on the deer, DeLallo said.
Straps used by the fire crews kept slipping off of the deer, so Loeffel and an assistant game warden had to jump into the hole and push and pull the deer out with their hands, DeLallo said.
After several hours, the deer appeared uninjured and walked away from the scene, he said.
“The last we saw the deer, it was walking off into Brentwood Park on its own,” DeLallo said. “Everybody came together and worked as a team. Everybody just truly cared.”
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or email@example.com.
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