Deer rescued from frozen pond in Roxbury recovering at wildlife refuge

ROXBURY — The most famous deer in New Jersey is recovering nicely at a wildlife refuge.

A few hours after being rescued from a frozen pond at a condominium complex, the stressed-out but otherwise uninjured doe was resting up on a bed of straw under a Christmas tree at the Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kelly Simonetti, the sanctuary’s director, said, “She’s kind of sleeping it off.”

The deer was freed at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday after being trapped overnight on the ice. She was brought to safety by a single rescuer after a boat with five first responders sank as it approached.

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Source: Morris

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