CORONA ( — A deer rescued from Corona Lake had to be euthanized Tuesday due to serious wounds it sustained, presumably from a coyote attack.

The Riverside County Department of Animal Services said the doe had been rescued from the lake possibly due to too much mud, according to a statement.

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The deer was taken to a main shelter to be checked out, and it was there officials located a major bite wound on its right side and a second bite wound between its hind legs.

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The statement said Chief Veterinarian Allan Drusys examined the deer and determined the animal’s injuries were far too serious for treatment.

“The doe was already in a state of shock and, ultimately, relieved of her suffering,” the statement added.

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Authorities believe the deer was attacked near the lake’s muddy shoreline.