According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a young buck was found with a tomato cage wrapped around its torso earlier this week in Colorado Springs.
A tweet Monday morning said wildlife officials tranquilized the deer and safely removed the wire girdling its torso.
The week starts with a #wildlife #rescue before 9 a.m. @COParksWildlife officers responded to a call about a deer with wire around its body in #ColoradoSprings. They found this young buck with a tomato cage girdling its torso. It was tranquilized and the wire removed. Off it ran. pic.twitter.com/QlOhmcudpi
— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) May 13, 2019
When wild animals get stuck in things, they become distressed and often injure themselves or die trying to break free.
Every year wildlife officials respond to numerous calls of wildlife getting caught in backyard items including swing sets, soccer nets, bicycles, and vegetable-wire cages. This is a reminder to be cautious of the items in your yard, as some may pose a threat to wildlife. By keeping your yard clean and safe, you can help reduce the risk of wildlife injury and encounters.
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