Deer collared by plastic bird feeder rescued in Colorado

An eagle-eyed wildlife officer in Colorado came to the aid of a struggling deer over the weekend.

A mule deer somehow got its head into a plastic bird feeder and then found itself trapped with the 10-pound pail over its neck.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said it was one of its officers in the northeast region who jumped into action and successfully freed the animal.

“Wildlife officer Joe Nicholson was able to remove this 10-pound plastic bird feeder on the neck of this mule deer near Pine on Saturday,” parks and wildlife tweeted.

All in a day’s conservation work.

People were thrilled with the rescue — a the deer’s furry friend for standing by.

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