Poor Deer: Doe With Head Stuck in Pumpkin on the Loose in West Michigan [VIDEO]
A deer with a plastic pumpkin stuck on her head has been seen wandering around in West Michigan. Residents have reported seeing the animal in Cascade Township (on the southeast side of Grand Rapids), over the last couple of days.
Jeff Ott managed to capture the animal on video, submitting the clip to Grand Rapids TV station WZZM. Check it out in the video player below.
This Deer Seems to be Elusive
The Cascade Township Fire Department tells the TV station they've been trying to track down the animal in order to liberate her from the plastic pumpkin, but have not yet been able to do so. At one point the animal was temporarily captured but managed to kick the restraints free before they were able to free her from the Halloween decoration.
Not in Distress
Authorities believe the animal isn't in distress because she's standing upright and moving freely. However, they're issuing a warning, saying that residents should not approach the animal and should not attempt to free her themselves because deer hooves can be extremely sharp.
Oooh That Smell
The DNR says she was likely curious and probably attracted to the pumpkin because it still held the smell of candy.
Anyone who spots the animal is asked to call the Cascade Township Fire Department at 616-949-1320.
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