MCPHERSON COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism says several of its wardens were dispatched to a rural pond for deer that had broken the ice and fallen into an icy pond.
Wardens responded with specialized equipment and were able to extricate the deer from the pond.
The deer was healthy enough to be released back into the wild.
KDWPT says it appeared that several other deer may have died breaking through the ice.
"A sad, but valuable, reminder to our sportsmen and women to always use caution when on ice," said the agency on its Facebook page.