"I can't see any good way that he's going to be able to get out," Spencer recalls thinking. "Any of the ledges he gets on, he's not going to be able to climb out of the canyon, and if he gets in the water and swims, he's got a long swim ahead of him, and if he gets turned around, he's probably going to drown in here." Because of the remoteness of the canyon, it would take a day for Spencer to get tranquilizers for the animal. So after consulting with some supervisors, he opted to try to lasso the buck and ferry it to safety.
So what's your call? Merely uncoordinated or suicidal?