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Deer In Christmas Lights

Photo by Roxy Whalley

By: Kris Hazelton

We’ve been getting lots of photos of this mule deer buck entangled with a string of Christmas lights.

Some may underestimate the dangers posed by strings of Christmas lights, swings on swingsets, volleyball nets, tetherballs, etc.

Wildlife officials say this problem occurs regularly when the deer and elk practice spar with things like hammocks, volleyball nets, tire swings, or anything that moves. Unfortunately, they often get caught up in them.

If you have these items, it’s best to store them away for the summer months to avoid any possibility of the animals getting tangled and caught in them.

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