Woodbridge police officer Tim Majek has been calling the “Deer Whisperer” ever since he rescued a buck caught in a net near his home last year.
So when a call came into the Woodbridge Police Headquarters last week about a deer caught in a net, Majek was just the guy to help.
When Majek arrived on the scene, a large buck, roughly about 140 pounds, had gotten its antlers tangled in a soccer net near the Hungarian Manor on Port Reading Avenue.
Two animal control officers assisted Majek and manage to loop a snare around the deer. He then cut the netting off of the deer’s antlers while one of the animal control officers held a towel over the deer’s eyes.
“He was already pretty tired, so he wasn’t fighting us,” Majek told NJ.com. “And I’m an old pro at this point, I guess!”
After the deer was finally free of the net, rescuers jumped away from the animal, unsure of what it was going to do next. Luckily, the dazed deer simply hopped up and pranced off into the woods.
Majek’s second deer rescue didn’t go unnoticed, and everyone at work is calling him the ‘Buck Master’ and the ‘Deer Whisperer.’
“What kind of things do you think are getting thrown at me?” he answers with a laugh when asked if his coworkers had much to say about the rescue. “It’s all in good fun,” Majek says. He happily takes the jokes and feels humbled he was able to help another trapped animal.
But, deer, aren’t the only animals Majek has rescued. In his 22 year tenure, he’s saved a group of kittens and a duck and its ducklings he rescued from a storm sewer. “I’m in love with animals,” Majek said. “In the back of my mind on my way over there, all I could think was, I hope nobody shoots him. And I’m not really afraid of animals either.”
“Just no snakes,” Majek continues. “If it’s a snake caught in a net, you better call someone else.”
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