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Plastic jack-o'-lantern threatens deer's life

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Michigan (AP) -- A plastic jack-o'-lantern meant for collecting Halloween candy is threatening the life of a young deer that frequently visits a gated community.

The fake pumpkin has been stuck on the animal's snout for at least six days. It appears to be snagged on the buck's ears or horn buds. Resembling a feedbag, it has prevented the animal from eating or drinking.
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That's terrible.

The good news: if they do catch him, they're keeping him 'til after the 2 week hunting season. The bad news: it's because anyone who eats him could get sick from the anesthesia.
 

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I saw something similar where Christmas lights got tangled in a deers antlers. They were leaving that one alone because it wasn't harming the deer in any way.
 

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I hope they get the deer and he gets a chance to survive.

I'm glad they're holding him till after the hunting season, even if it is for the benefit of humans.
 

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I kept thinking, how hard is it to shoot and tranquilize a deer that was tired and weak from not eating for six days? I hope it really was him and that he's ok.
 
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