Dublin firefighters got a call on Friday about an object in the River Liffey.
They received reports that a deer had been trapped in the capital's main waterway.
An image of the scene showed what appeared to be antlers protruding from the water.
Firefighters say they attended the scene - and identified a large branch in the water.
They say recent heavy rainfall means rivers are swollen, and it is better to be safe than sorry.
"Always call 999 if concerned", they add.
Earlier we received reports of a deer 🦌 trapped in the River #Liffey. Firefighters attended the scene & identified a branch/log in the water. Recent heavy rainfall means rivers are swollen. With #WaterSafety in mind its better to be safe than sorry, always call 999 if concerned pic.twitter.com/vbSlbA5L29
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) February 28, 2020