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White-tailed deer rescued from Kalamazoo batting cage | News

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White-tailed deer rescued from Kalamazoo batting cage
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police in Kalamazoo were called to a local high school to rescue a deer from a batting cage last month.

After arriving on scene on Sept. 27, two police officers spoke with a school employee and determined the eight-point buck could not escape on his own.

Public Safety Officer Hutson secured the deer's back legs with a fire-rescue strap while PSO Gates cut the antlers free of the net.

The deer ran off to a nearby wooded area unharmed.

In a release, the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department said, "Officers wear a single patch and badge that simultaneously represents their responsibilities as police officers, fire fighters and medical first responders. Deer management is just a non-traditional police service that officers have encountered in the past."

The video below shows a condensed version of the rescue.

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