Sometimes, wildlife and bird feeders don't mix.
A mule deer was rescued after getting its neck stuck in a 10-pound bird feeder on Saturday near Pine, Colorado.
CPW says wildlife officer Joe Nicholson was able to remove the plastic bird feeder wrapped around the deer's neck.
A similar incident was reported this month when an elk got stuck in a lawn chair in Idledale.
Wildlife, especially deer, elk, and moose, can get tangled in swing sets, volleyball nets, hammocks, lawn chairs, bicycles, hoses, vegetable-wire cages, and other backyard items. To help keep wildlife safe from these potential hazards, please keep your yards tidy and think carefully about what you put in it.
Editor's Note: If you encounter an animal that appears sick, injured, or in need of care, do not attempt to touch or pick it up. Instead, contact your nearest Colorado Parks and Wildlife office for help. For a list of region and area offices, click here.