Maryland Natural Resources Police rescued two deer from the mud.
They received a call around 11 a.m. Saturday about two young bucks stuck neck-deep in mud in a boggy area near Muddy Creek Road and Sudley Road in Anne Arundel County.
Officers freed 2 deer stuck neck-deep in mud pit in Deale (AACo) Saturday. After 2.5 hr ordeal, deer scampered into woods. pic.twitter.com/b0dn6VgRtU
— MD NRP (@MDNRPolice) May 8, 2017
Officers used boards to cross the mud to get to the deer.
NRP said the deer were exhausted and scared, often scrambling their hooves and falling deeper into the mud.
Officers used tow ropes and an ATV to pull the deer to safety.
The rescue took around two hours.
Each deer ran into the woods after it was freed.