Mansfield firefighters rescue rare albino deer (video)

Mansfield firefighters rescue rare albino deer (video)
Mansfield Fire Department albino deer (Source: Mansfield Fire Department albino deer)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - An albino deer rescue September 9 is getting a lot of shares after the Mansfield Fire Department pulled the frightened animal from netting.

Mansfield firefighters from Station #4 rescued the Albino Deer in the 1200 Block of South Main Street.

The deer’s antlers had become entangled in outdoor netting at Kelly’s Ice Cream Outdoor Driving Range.

Albino Deer Rescue

Albino Deer Rescue: September 9, 2019 - Mansfield, Ohio. Mansfield firefighters from Station #4 rescued an Albino Deer today in the 1200 Block of South Main Street. By definition, an albino deer is absent of body pigment and is solid white with pink eyes, nose, and hooves. Research says that your chances of seeing an albino in the wild are about one in 30,000. @Mansfield News Journal Richland Source 10TV - WBNS Fox 8 News Cleveland 19 News News 5 Cleveland Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters Firehouse.com

Posted by Mansfield Firefighters IAFF Local 266 on Monday, September 9, 2019

Firefighters concerned the deer might be put down, snapped into action and as two men held the deer against a pole, another two freed him.

“As soon as we get him loose, he set for the woods,” firefighter Mike Drum told 19 News.

The extremely rare —1/20,000 to 1/30,000— albino deer is an icon in Mansfield and has even been seen in town by one of the firefighters that rescued him.

It took just over an hour to free the iconic Mansfield deer.

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