CASCADE, Mich. — A deer in Cascade Township is finally Halloween-free days after getting her head stuck in a plastic pumpkin.
The animal was first spotted with the pumpkin on her head earlier this week. Since then, multiple spottings occurred, and pictures were taken. For days, the Cascade Township Fire Department chased the deer around, and at one point captured her briefly before she kicked loose of the restraints.
On Friday, 13 ON YOUR SIDE was notified that the deer had been freed.
Mary Ann Sabo with Sabo PR lives on the street where the rescue happened. She says a crew from Thornapple River Nursery was working on landscaping when the deer came up the back deck stairs.
They helped the fire department corral her to another house, where Fire Chief Adam Magers removed the plastic pumpkin from her head.
The DNR says deer do occasionally get their heads or other body parts stuck in pumpkins, bottles or containers, especially if the container once held food or has food odors. It’s likely the pumpkin had a food or candy residue inside it that intrigued the deer.
Animals are usually able to eventually free themselves from the containers.
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