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'En-deer-ing' Moment Captured by W.Va. State Trooper


CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia State Trooper Will Hash says it was the strangest 911 call he's ever responded to in his life.

He recounts what a dispatcher told him, saying, "There is a deer stuck in the fence. It's back is injured, and you will probably have to put it down."

When Hash arrived at the location on Kincade Drive the deer wasn't stuck, but he had some serious scratches down his back.

The deer was tame and walked right up to him.

"The deer sniffs me and everything and I said, 'This is crazy' and it started rubbing its antlers on my legs like it's a tree."

Hash said when he determined the deer was OK, he started walking to his car. The deer followed.

He had his head inside the trooper's cruiser.

Hash says he started recording video because he wanted his dad, who is a hunter just like Hash, could see the encounter.

Hunting has a special place in his heart and mind.

"Reminds me of our past times with my uncle and we just go in the woods, and there is nothing more peaceful in the snow."

Hash continued to record the video. He went to get a shot of him with the deer to send to dad when it happened, "It kissed me on the cheek."

Perhaps a thank you for coming to make sure he wasn't stuck.

The moment though is etched in Hash's mind.

"It was definitely a changing experience for me, probably one of the neatest things that has happened in my life," he said.


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