Minn. woman saves deer with jar stuck on its head

HERMANTOWN, Minn. (AP) — A deer that got its head stuck in a clear plastic jar for several days has been rescued by a Duluth-area resident.

Janet Murphy tells the Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/14o6OtL ) the jar covered the deer’s head just below its ears, and that it couldn’t eat or drink. She says it kept showing up around her Hermantown home.

She says calls to 911 and the state Department of Natural Resources didn’t help. Finally someone with a wildlife-rehabilitation program gave her a 10-foot catch pole, which is a long metal rod with a cable noose that can be cinched over an animal’s head.

Murphy says she was able to snag the pole around the bucket. She says the deer started jumping as if in a rodeo, but the bucket eventually popped off.

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Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthnewstribune.com

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