Christmas lights proving to be not-so-festive for deer in B.C.

‘Tis the season — for wildlife to become unwittingly wrapped in Christmas decorations.

Happily for this deer, British Columbia Conservation Officers were there to untangle the lights and send the animal on its merry way.

“Oh Deer!” the province posted on social media Monday. “It wasn’t all merry and bright for this mule deer buck in #Invermere, which found itself caught up in Christmas lights.”

Oh Deer, indeed. Photo: BCCOS

“But don’t worry, COs were able to safely sedate the animal and free it of its festive headwear,” the province added.

Oh Deer! It wasn’t all merry and bright for this mule deer buck in #Invermere, which found itself caught up in Christmas…

Posted by Conservation Officer Service on Monday, December 7, 2020

It’s not that unusual, unfortunately.

Deer do get tangled up in netting, fencing or other objects, such as decoration.

Their advice: “To help avoid such seasonal snafus, please hang your lights high.”

Photos: BCCOS

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