Animal control officers remove plastic pumpkin from deer’s head

MONTCLAIR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Animal control officers in New Jersey were able to help free a deer that got its head stuck in a plastic pumpkin.

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Multiple residents called Montclair Township Animal Control about the animal with the Halloween decoration stuck to its head, United Press International reported.

Video shows officers capture the deer in a large net so they could remove the pumpkin. After safely removing it from the deer’s head, the animal tore through the net and escaped.

“We’ll need another net, but at least the deer’s free,” one of the officers said in the video.

Animal Control Officers free a deer with plastic pumpkin stuck on its head.

A Day In The Life Of An Animal Control Officer... Montclair Township Animal Control Officers received a few calls about a deer running around with a plastic pumpkin stuck on its head. ACO Michele Shiber, Montclair's Animal Control Supervisor, and Officer Jones captured the deer and were able to remove the plastic pumpkin and release the deer unharmed into the "wild". Unfortunately, their net did not fare so well in the end. ;-) But hey, the deer is free!!!! 🦌🤩

Posted by Montclair Township Animal Shelter on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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