The team managed to get ahold of both of the deer and pull them out of the water. Aside from some scrapes, both animals appeared healthy as they bounded off into the woods, back toward Lake Natoma, where they were likely from.
“We don’t know if they’ve spoken to each other since they fell in," Chris Vestal, spokesman for the fire department, told CBS, "but we hope the doe and the buck are on speaking terms later today.”
The fire department, which had been tweeting updates on the deer couple, informed followers that both had made it out of the canal safely, but remained reluctant to discuss the incident. "Neither deer wished to comment afterwards," it wrote.