FAIRFIELD—Fairfield Animal Control and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officers freed a large deer whose antlers were tangled in a soccer net at Fairfield University Monday morning.

The buck dragged the net across the soccer field about 30 to 40 feet before a goalpost got caught in nearby trees, police said. Officers cut the net and the buck ran into the woods.

Video from Fairfield Police shows the buck thrashing in the net before the rescue.

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