Emergency crews in Spencerport helped free a deer that got trapped in the canal on Thursday morning.
Firefighters say the animal was crossing the canal when its back legs fell through the ice.
The deer was in the water for at least 40 minutes, but crews were able to get the animal out.
First responders warn that this situation serves as a warning for humans, as well.
“With the changes in the ice conditions – normally, the canal would be solid at this time of year, so this is a concern that the canal ice is not as stable as it would have been in years past,” said Bill Hallinan, Assistant Fire Chief. “So people should be careful approaching bodies of water because the ice is defiantly not as thick as it used to be.”
The deer was not harmed by the ordeal and was released back into the wild.