Walden man rescues deer from drowning in Lake Conroe

By Amanda Cochran - Social Media Producer

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - A Walden man and Montgomery County authorities rescued a deer Sunday after it managed to get stuck in Lake Conroe.

Video posted on the Montgomery County Pct. 1 Constable's Facebook page shows shows a man in the water, managing to maneuver the deer toward a dock while balancing the animal on a flotation ring.

The man, who was not identified in the post, eventually manages to swim with the deer to a dock staircase, and -- with the help of authorities -- carries the exhausted animal to shore.

The video then shows the deer walking a few steps and sitting down for a well-deserved rest.

One person in the post’s comments blamed the bulkheads surrounding the lake for the deer debacle, saying animals panic when they can’t find a way out of the waterway.

“Nothing can get out,” Candice Holland-Preston wrote on the Facebook post. “I've seen baby ducks in a panic over it.”

“Even children that fall in that know how to swim, can still get in a panic if they can’t reach the top of the bulk or find a ladder,” Lauren Tucker added on the post. “It’s scary.”

Video of the rescue has been viewed more than 25,000 times and shared nearly 500 times on Facebook.

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