A deer tried to jump a backyard fence and got his right hind leg caught in the chain links.

A man in the village of Victor called in the state Department of Environmental Conservation March 15 for a deer caught in a backyard fence. 

The deer had tried to jump the fence and got his right hind leg caught in the chain links, according to the DEC. DEC officer Keith Levanway arrived on scene and saw that the deer was suspended off the ground. 

Levanway quickly used a pair of wire cutters while trying to steady the deer that desperately wanted to get away. After a few clips, the deer limped off, slightly favoring his right leg. But the deer was spotted a short time later in good health and bounding off into the woods.