Fawn rescued from Evergreen bathtub by Jefferson County deputies

EVERGREEN, Colo. (CNN/KDVR) -- Living in the foothills, you expect to see some wildlife, but maybe not inside your own home.

On Tuesday night, an Evergreen family noticed a fawn stuck inside their fence trying to break free. The family tried to herd the fawn out of the yard but instead, the baby deer ran into the open sliding glass door.

The two men chased the deer around the house until they were able to corner it in the bathtub.

Fortunately, the fawn only had a cut on its forehead and remained calm until the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrived to swaddle the fawn and set it free.

"They kindly got her out of the tub and back outside safely where she scampered off," the sheriff's office said on its Facebook page. "We hope she finds her four--legged family again soon!"

"It is a wild animal and we need to make sure we distance ourselves from them as much as possible to minimize contact like this. The fortunate thing in this situation is the animal is unharmed and was able to be re-released," Deputy Skyler Steele said.

Steele advised residents who encounter wild animals to avoid contact and immediately call law enforcement.


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