SHOREWOOD (AP) — Police in the western Twin Cities used a stun gun to free a live buck that was stuck to a dead deer.

South Lake Minnetonka Police were called to the strange sight at a home in Shorewood on Sunday morning. The antlers of the two bucks were locked together. One of the deer was dead and the other was thrashing around, trying to break free.

After assessing the situation, officers shot the live deer with a Taser as residents helped saw off its antler.

Patrol officer Ricky Syhre, who was at the scene,says the bucks probably were stuck together for hours.

The officers spoke with wildlife agencies about how they might safely untangle the bucks.

When the deer came to, it ran off.