PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP)    –   Two Wyoming sheriff’s deputies used a common western ranch and rodeo skill to help save a deer that had fallen through ice.

According to a news release from the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday to a pond near the small ranching town of Daniel in southwest Wyoming.

Someone had reported a deer had fallen through the ice.

Because the ice was too thin to walk on, deputies Justin Hays and Joshua Peterson lassoed the deer and pulled it to shore.

The deer was then taken to a near blacktop driveway where it could warm up and left alone.

When a deputy check on the deer a few hours later, it was gone.