Attleboro, Massachusetts police officer Brian Kelley came home to a strange sight on Saturday: a deer lying facedown on his lawn with its two rear legs stuck on his fence. Brian’s young son, Grant, told NBC 10 that he initially thought the legs were branches, until he saw the head.
“Probably just jumped over here and got caught, didn’t make it all the way over there,” Grant said.
Whitetail deer can jump up to 15 feet high, but have poor depth perception. For this reason, it can be common for deer to become stuck in fences or injure themselves when crossing over. This deer seems to have come through the experience none the worse for wear, and quickly fled after released.