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California deputies rescue baby deer that stopped traffic

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MARIN COUNTY, California -

It wasn't your usual suspect in the back seat of a police cruiser.

The Marin County Sheriff's Office shared a video on its Facebook page Monday of a baby deer in the back seat. Deputies were called to an intersection for a call after concerned motorists reported the deer was in the road and separated from its mom, who was close by.

Neighbors were holding back traffic as deputies worked to reunite the baby with its mother, according to the sheriff's department. While trying to encourage the baby deer to head toward its mother, she jumped into the deputies' patrol car, to "get a look around."

Deputies say they were able to walk the deer over to the mom after getting it out of the car. Mother and baby went running into the woods.

"The great thing about working in our communities, you never know what you can come across," the sheriff's office wrote in their Facebook post.

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