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Police Rescue Deer From Under Verrazano Bridge

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A Staten Island Ferry makes its ways north from Staten Island to Manhattan with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the background (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

A Staten Island Ferry makes its ways north from Staten Island to Manhattan with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the background (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police rescued two deer Wednesday after they got stuck on the seawall under the Brooklyn side of the Verrazano Bridge.

Police say they found the deer on the rocks around 2:40 p.m. and said one was struggling in about eight feet of water.

When officers with the NYPD Harbor Launch were able to get one of the deer on board, the noticed that its rear legs had been bound by twine.

The second deer which was swimming around in the water was also caught and brought on to a SCUBA response boat.

The two were tranquilized and were taken to Animal Care and Control in Brooklyn.

The two deer, a male and a female, were even given names by their rescuers. Officers names the male Rudolph and the female Rudolph’s girlfriend.

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