Cobb workers rescue a deer found inside a water treatment tank

Oh, deer! Cobb County animal control workers last week saved a deer who fell into a water treatment tank.

The county said that, after getting the call about 9 a.m. on Thursday, they found the deer in the 25-foot-deep water of the tanks at the RL Sutton Wastewater Reclamation Facility, 5175 S. Atlanta Road in Smyrna.

Firefighters helped lift the deer from the water and carry her to an animal control vehicle. The firefighters rode with the deer to keep her calm.

Ross Cavitt, county spokesman, said the head of Cobb water understands the deer reportedly later “trotted off into the woods.”

Cavitt said the tank is surrounded by a wall and a catwalk, “so they’re unsure of how this happened. It is not terribly inconceivable the deer got up on the wall. Deer was lucky there was water in the tank at the time.”

The county believes this is a first.

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