NICK EICHER, HOST: We are long past Halloween, but there’s a deer roaming this Michigan neighborhood, wearing what almost seems like a costume, a Halloween bucket over its face.
This is actually kind of sad, because this is more common than you might imagine.
An animal recovery team last month freed a deer in similar distress just outside Detroit.
People in this Lansing neighborhood sought help and the team arrived with net and tarps.
AUDIO: [SOUND OF NET FALLING AND SNARING DEER]
This video posted to Facebook shows it didn’t even take three minutes for volunteers to snare the deer, untangle it from the netting, remove the pumpkin shaped container from its head, and then stand back as the deer leapt to freedom.
AUDIO: [SOUND OF CELEBRATION AFTER THE RESCUE]
The team recommends cutting the plastic straps on trick-or-treat buckets before throwing them out as they would rather not have to keep rescuing curious deer from the Halloween headgear.
REICHARD: The deer might prefer it, too.
EICHER: It’s The World and Everything in It.
WORLD Radio transcripts are created on a rush deadline. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of WORLD Radio programming is the audio record.