Oregon

Officials: Christmas Lights A Holiday Hazard For Deer

AP | Nov. 27, 2012 6:34 a.m.

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A deer got its antlers caught in Christmas lights in Eugene, and Oregon state wildlife biologists say it’s a holiday hazard.

In this case, KVAL-TV reports the biologists managed to tranquilize the animal Monday and untangle the strand of lights from its antlers and throat.

They say deer are rutting this time of year and male deer rub their antlers on trees and fight with each other as part of the mating process.

In urban areas, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say that can lead to deer getting tangled in holiday lights, hammocks and other things that dangle from trees.

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Information from: KVAL-TV, http://www.kval.com/

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