By CBSBoston.com Staff

FOXBORO (CBS) – It was a deer that needed the help of Foxboro Police Officer Ryan McGrath on Wednesday.

Police were called to Ahern Middle School when someone noticed a deer had its head stuck in one of the school’s soccer nets. The deer was bleeding as it struggled to free itself.

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Foxboro Police Officer Ryan McGrath rescued a deer from a soccer net Wednesday. (Photo credit: Foxboro Police Department)

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McGrath responded and was able to free the deer’s neck from the net. He then comforted the deer with water before it headed back into the woods.

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“We routinely respond to a wide variety of medical assistance calls,” the department said on its Facebook page. “One this afternoon was a rather unique encounter.”

CBSBoston.com Staff