Deer gets trapped in Staten Island home's swimming pool, eventually escapes

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November 12, 2019 - 2:46 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A woman in Staten Island found a small deer trapped in her swimming pool on Monday after noticing a hole in the pool cover.

Donna LaForgia captured video of the doe escaping from the pool.

"I had no idea there was a deer in there until I saw her head,” she told the Staten Island Advance

She noticed the deer struggling to push herself out, according to the Advance. Family members joined her to pull the pool cover back from one corner of the pool, then retreated to the porch to allow the deer to escape. 

LaForgia told the paper that she thinks the deer may have been walking on the cover when she fell through.