Hunlock Creek, PA– A surprise guest landed in a pool at the home of James and Alicia Angeli in Pennsylvania.
Alicia Angeli attempted to calm the young deer after her husband rescued it from their pool. She discovered the deer when she took her dogs outside.
Alicia’s husband James reached into the pool and lifted the deer out of the water.
“I started tapping on the pool. He came right over to me like he knew and I just reached in, grabbed him, lift him up, put him on the ground,” James said.
“He just came into action and he went over to the side of the pool and the deer swam right over to him like he knew he was going to pull him and he did,” Alicia continued.
The couple’s curious dog rushed up to the deer, but the deer was most likely in shock from the cold temperature of the frigid water and was too startled to run away.
“His rear legs weren’t working at all. They were just frozen. He just plopped down and that’s when she came out with the towels and stuff,” said James.
“He plopped on the ground and he couldn’t get up, so we used that time to put towels and blankets and I laid on top of him for a couple minutes to try to warm him up,” said Alicia.
Later, the deer was able to walk and returned to the woods.