On June 23, firefighters and police from Monroe, Ga. were not only putting out fires and fighting crime, they were also saving a life - Bambi's life.
Monroe Fire Department's public information officer, Lt. Bill Owens, said it couldn't have been that long after the baby deer was born that it fell into one of the pools at the water treatment plant on Marable Street in Monroe. Firefighters and police responded and, with the help of Monroe Utilities personnel, were able to rescue the young deer.
"Captain Jack Armstrong took the video with his camera," Owens said, adding it shows City of Monroe Fire, Police and Monroe Utilities personnel removing the deer from a pool at the water plant. "The deer was taken into the woods behind the water plant and released."
The baby deer was put into the back of a police car and transported to the release location behind the water plant. Fire Chief Stan Dial said releasing the baby deer back into its natural environment was the best thing to do.
"It needed to be able to go to its mother," he said. "It would die without her."