Last month, Jules LeBlanc noticed two deer walking towards the woods behind Ocean Pride Fisheries in Wedgeport.
It was obvious that the animals had been knee-deep in muck. LeBlanc looked around and saw a third deer up to its neck in a muddy hole.
“At first I thought it was playing,” he said.
But then he realized it was stuck.
He called the Department of Natural Resources and then a friend to see what they could do.
He and Flavien Doucette laid a trail of wooden pallets to reach the deer. They pulled and she struggled. After five to 10 minutes she was free.
“She gave us each a kick as a thank you on the way by,” laughed LeBlanc.