PALM HARBOR — A small doe that had fallen into a pool spa in Palm Harbor was rescued by deputies and a trapper on Thursday.
Deputies said around 10 a.m., a small doe ran through the pool screen and fell into the spa at a home on Radcliffe Drive, located in the Lansbrook subdivision in Palm Harbor.
The homeowner, Mike Wyers, called for help and told deputies the deer had apparently been knocked unconscious.
Wyers said once the deer regained consciousness, it could not get out of the spa on its own.
Once deputies arrived on scene, they threw a blanket over the deer's head to help keep it calm. The blanket was then removed because it was getting wet, affecting the deer.
At that point deputies held the doe's head and neck in a stable position for several minutes, until further help arrived.
A trapper then arrived on scene and helped deputies lift the deer out of the spa.
Once out, the deer sat down, got its bearings, and ran off into a nearby wooded area.