On May 3rd, a deer was spotted on Long Island with its head stuck in the bulb from a lamp post.

  • The NY Department of Environmental Conservation got calls reporting that the deer had got its head stuck and had been laying in the woods all night
  • Environmental Conservation Officer Jeff Hull responded to the call
  • He saw the deer 20 yards from the road and tried to remove the bulb, but it was wet with dew and slipped through his fingers
  • The deer ran away, bumped into a tree, and fell down
  • ECO Hull had to throw his jacket around the bulb to get a grip and hold on while the doe jumped and bucked to free itself
  • She got loose and ran off into the woods, Hull was left with a few bumps and bruises
  • Apparently, this is a common enough problem

ECO Jeff Hull and the bulb


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