HUDSON, N.Y. – A fawn was tangled in Christmas lights but was rescued by an off-duty police officer Tuesday morning.
Hudson Police Officer Kevin Sweet was stopping by his mother’s house Tuesday morning when he spotted a small fawn wrapped in Christmas lights hiding in the back yard.
“It’s ok, little guy,” Sweet coaxed. “If you stand still, I can help you.”
But the fawn was too frightened to stand still, so Sweet patiently talk to the fawn. He recorded the encounter on his cell phone.
“No, no, no. Good boy,” he encouraged the fawn. “It’s okay.”
Sweet said the fawn tried to run away, but it couldn’t because the lights were wrapped around its neck and legs at the same time.
Sweet was finally able to get close enough to the grab the plug after a few minutes.
“It’s okay,” Sweet said. “Easy, easy buddy.”
The fawn sat still with nowhere to run until all the lights were cut away.
“It’s okay, buddy,” Sweet continued. “Can you get up? Come on. Stand up.”
The fawn stood up, but didn’t run away. Instead, the fawn gave one last look to the man who saved him.