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WATCH: Man discovers deer in trunk is still alive

Squad cam video shows deer thought dead jump, run away

EASTON TOWNSHIP, Wis. - An Adams County man who put a deer in the back of his vehicle after he thought he had hit and killed it called police after discovering it was still alive, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Department.

Police said they received a call at 7:25 p.m. Thursday from the 59-year-old man, who said he hit the deer in Easton Township near Grand Marsh and thought it was dead, but upon arriving home, noticed it was still alive.

A dashboard camera video posted to the department's Facebook page shows a deputy talking with the man before he opened the trunk and picked up the deer, which woke up and ran into the woods.

Police said that anyone involved in a crash with a deer to should call law enforcement when the crash first happens. If the deer is dead, it can be tagged through the Department of Natural Resources by calling 608-267-7691.

No laws were broken in the incident, police said.

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