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Buck tangled in Kamloops volleyball net tastes sweet freedom

A deer in Kamloops with a volleyball net caught in its antlers, Oct. 8.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Thomas Spooner

A buck completely tangled up in a volleyball net in Kamloops was eventually freed with help from a Conservation Officer.

Kamloops resident Thomas Spooner noticed the impaired animal wandering around a public property near his home early in the morning, Oct. 8.

“My girlfriend called conservation at 6:30 a.m. for help and an officer arrived right away,” he said.

Spooner said he is really impressed with how fast conservation responded and how well the officer who attended, Sgt. Mike Sanderson, did at removing the net and getting the buck back up and running freely again.

The whole operation took less than an hour.

“I was there the whole time,” Spooner said. “Mike arrived and we talked about how to get the net off as the buck was a four point and fairly big.”

Sanderson darted the buck to put him to sleep.

“After the buck was sleeping we went over to him and cut the net off,” Spooner said. “It took about 15 minutes, so by 7:30 a.m. the buck was untangled.

“Mike was very gentle and he made sure the buck was comfortable while he slept.”

Conservation officer attending to a buck with a volleyball net wrapped in its antlers in Kamloops, Oct. 8.
Conservation officer attending to a buck with a volleyball net wrapped in its antlers in Kamloops, Oct. 8.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Thomas Spooner

The buck eventually woke up and ran away.

Sanderson said he appreciated the assistance from Spooner.

“It seems we have more deer in our towns and they find themselves getting into predicaments like this,” Sanderson said. “Things like garden netting and soccer nets are a problem, as well as Christmas lights.

“Typically more of these types of things are happening this time of year as the deer are getting closer to rut season and brushing their antlers on things, not paying as much attention.”

Sanderson said the Conservation Officer Service asks people to be mindful of deer and other wildlife and remove nets that are not in use, along with other such things they may get tangled in.

Earlier this year, Conservation Officers in Penticton responded to a similar case.

READ MORE: HE SCORES: Penticton Conservation officer removes hockey net from deer antlers

A young deer had an entire hockey net tangled in its antlers.

An officer was able to dislodge the hockey net’s metal frame from the antlers. 

Conservation officer Mike Sanderson after freeing a buck from a volleyball net in Kamloops, Oct. 8.
Conservation officer Mike Sanderson after freeing a buck from a volleyball net in Kamloops, Oct. 8.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Thomas Spooner

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