CORONA (CBSLA.com) â 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.READ MORE: $150,000 Reward Offered For Information In Murder Of El Sereno Business Owner Reza Mousavi
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.READ MORE: Legendary Dodgers Broadcaster Jaime Jarrín To Retire After 2022 Season
The statement said Chief Veterinarian Allan Drusys examined the deer and determined the animalâs injuries were far too serious for treatment.
âThe doe was already in a state of shock and, ultimately, relieved of her suffering,â the statement added.MORE NEWS: Pasadena Implements COVID Vaccine Mandate For Bars, Large Outdoor Events
Authorities believe the deer was attacked near the lakeâs muddy shoreline.