NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A deer made a daring escape after getting trapped in a swimming pool on Staten Island.

A deer made a daring escape after getting trapped in a swimming pool on Staten Island. (Credit: Donna L.)

It wasn’t a graceful exit, but it was effective.

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The deer became trapped under the pool’s cover at a home in Todt Hill early Monday morning.

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Neighbors came to help and peeled back the cover just enough for the deer to escape.

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The animal finally ran off into the woods and appeared to be unfazed by the incident.