PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – A frantic fawn led New Hampshire Fish and Game officials and police on an hour-long chase after it was spotted sprinting around the area of the Route 1 Bypass near the busy traffic circle.

A crew was able to trap and rescue the animal after they cornered it in some bushes and put up a portable fence around the orphaned deer.

Fish and Game Officer Kent Gustafson estimated the deer to only be a couple of weeks old and said it likely became separated from its mother when the two found themselves among the heavy traffic near the traffic circle.

Gustafson said the fawn will be brought to a wildlife rescue facility in Madison, where it will be reared until fall, then released into the wild.

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