Deer Rescued After Falling Into 15’ Window Well Sunday Morning (VIDEO)

On the morning of October 22, Montgomery County residents were greeted with an unusual scene – a deer had fallen into the window well of their Potomac home. The young buck, though unscathed from the fall, was unfortunately trapped in the 15-foot deep well. Thankfully, the homeowner’s knew who to call! Animal Service Officers Flores-Lopez and Jesien responded to the scene, wasting no time in mobilizing support for the challenging rescue operation (video below) courtesy of Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center.

Officer Ingle, assisted by staff veterinarian Dr. Ramirez, humanely sedated the struggling deer via blow dart, a tool recently acquired by MCASAC for difficult rescues such as this one. Within moments, the effects of the sedative took hold, allowing the team to climb safely into the well and approach the trapped deer. Montgomery County Maryland – Fire & Rescue Service arrived on scene and assisted our officers in loading the deer onto a basket stretcher, which was connected to the crane system on the top of the fire truck. Finally, the deer was safely lifted out of the window well.

With the rescue mission accomplished, officers Flores-Lopez and Jesien took charge of transporting the deer to a nearby park. There, Dr. Ramirez administered a reversal agent to gently revive the deer from its sedated state. After approximately 30 minutes of careful monitoring, the deer, though wobbly from the sedation, was up and recuperating from his big adventure. Dr. Ramirez determined the deer was unharmed and would walk away from the ordeal with nothing but a story to go back and tell his deer friends!

This remarkable rescue operation serves as a testament to the incredible dedication that MCASAC officers and staff have to caring for the safety and wellbeing of animals in Montgomery County. For more information on the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, please visit us online at

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