RAW: Deer gets stuck in Colorado pool


by CNN


Posted on September 4, 2012 at 6:11 AM

(CNN) -- A homeowner in Colorado Springs, Colo. woke up Sunday morning to an uninvited guest in his swimming pool.

But it wasn't just the annoyance of the unusual visitor taking a surprise dip.

Scott Smith says he couldn't him out of the pool.

Smith says he quickly realized the deer was trapped in the pool and called 9-1-1 for help.

But when police arrived they couldn't get the animal out, either.

They called a heavy fire rescue crew for assistance.

Firefighters built a ramp to lure the deer out.

It took about 10-minutes and a little coaxing, but finally the deer used the ramp to free himself.  

But it was costly escapade for Smith.

His pool was damaged and the cover torn.

Smith estimates repairs will cost about 25-hundred dollars.