A deer with a Doritos bag stuck on its head was recently rescued by a Florida Keys deputy.
Two Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies spotted the animal and its unusual problem on Saturday evening. The patrolling officers reportedly spotted the deer near the Port Pine Heights subdivision of Big Pine Key.
Before helping the the deer with the Doritos bag stuck on its head, the deputies snapped a picture of the unusual encounter. Although these animals are skittish around humans, the deer didn’t run away when the officers made their approach.
The Key deer, which is the smallest of the Virginia white-tailed deer subspecies, allowed the deputies to remove the Doritos bag without putting up a fuss. Once the bag was removed and the deer’s head was free, it ran off into the surrounding woods.
“It must have wanted that last chip at the bottom of the bag. I think it wanted that bag off,” Deputy Becky Herrin explained.
Authorities believe the animal accidentally got its head stuck while trying to eat the crumbs at the bottom of the bag. Deputies don’t think anyone did this on purpose. Herrin reminded people once again to properly dispose of trash in order to prevent this sort of thing from happening again.
Sadly, the US Fish and Wildlife Services said that the deer’s population was dwindled drastically due to hurricanes, development, and the overall loss of habitat. Key deer were once close to extinction, though officials stated that there are still around 800 in the United States.
Oddly enough, this isn’t the only whitetail deer that was rescued over the weekend. A woman in Minnesota came to the rescue of a deer with a jar stuck on its head on Friday. After using a catch-pole to secure the animal, she was able to remove the jar and send the animal on its way.
Here’s a picture of the poor deer trying to get those last few chips.
— Laura J. Nelson (@laura_nelson) June 10, 2013
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