DNR: Deer gets stuck in empty pool, pops head through cover

Landowner says fawns used pool cover as trampoline last year

A curious doe got more than she bargained for when checking out a Delafield homeowner’s emptied backyard pool Friday afternoon.

A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden got a call from the homeowner about a deer that was stuck in their emptied backyard pool.

Warden Rick Reed said the deer apparently walked across the pool cover and fell through.

“It was kind of going crazy underneath there,” Reed said.

The deer’s head finally broke through the cover at the shallow end of the pool.

“We knew we had to get it out of there, but we weren’t sure how,” Reed said.

Reed and the homeowner started loosening the pool cover straps at the shallow end, according to an email from the DNR. After five or six of the straps were loosened, the deer came charging out, missed the homeowner and Reed by about a foot and took off after starting at her two rescuers for a couple minutes.

The landowner said some fawns used the pool cover as a trampoline last year.

DNR: Deer gets stuck in empty pool, pops head through cover

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