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Buck stuck in Billings tree freed by wildlife officials

Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 20:35:07-04

BILLINGS – A Billings Heights resident called Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Thursday morning after a noticing something was off in his yard.

The resident, who lives on Elaine Street, noticed a young buck stuck with its antler in between two trees.

The buck struggled for what could have been hours finally rested on the ground. At one point the resident was worried the animal would injure itself if he didn’t get help soon.

Those with FWP came to the rescue, taking a saw to the buck’s right antler and sawing it off so the animal could be freed.

He hopped off over a couple of fences.

Reporting by Andrea Lutz for MTN News