11/01/2013 11:12 GMT | Updated 11/01/2013 11:30 GMT

Deer Rescued From Frozen Lake In Colorado... By Coors Beer Factory Employees (VIDEO)

A stag has made a spectacle of himself after becoming stranded on an icy Colorado lake.

The large mule deer spent some time a skidding and a sliding before being rescued by employees from local beer factory Coors.

Was it the ice? No I think it was the beer...

Colorado Parks & Wildlife district spokesman Jennifer Churchill told the Associated Press the animal may have been chased by a predator, but looked to be in healthy condition.

There were some tense moments as the frightened deer struggled as he resisted being dragged off the ice, amid fears he migh plunge through into the water.

Churchill told Denver CBS: “It is a wild animal. When people start intervening with wildlife it does change their behavior.”

The animal was lassoed and dragged to safety. Perhaps he'd had a few? Hic.

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