Crane comes to rescue when icy deer gets trapped on frozen Colorado lake, photos show

A deer trapped on a snowy shore beside a frozen Colorado lake got a helping hand from a nearby crane, a video and photos show.

“Oh dear! This guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time near Evergreen Lake on Friday,” read a Sunday, Nov. 26, post on X, formerly branded as Twitter, by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

A video with the post shows the stranded deer pacing back and forth on snow-covered rocks between a road and the frigid lake.

“A nearby crane truck operator in the right place at the right time gave our wildlife officers a hand with the #rescue,” a later post reads.

Wildlife officers tranquilized the deer and strapped it up so the crane could lift it over a fence along the road, photos show.

“The deer was relocated to (a) better habitat and hopefully had a quiet holiday weekend,” wildlife officers wrote on X.

Evergreen Lake is about 30 miles southwest of Denver.

Injured hunter crawls to phone, calls for help after fall from tree, Michigan cops say

Lost hunter wanders 8 hours before rescuers find him on dark, foggy trail, WA cops say

Missing 25-year-old hiker found alive at Texas national park, officials say