Group rescues deer with head stuck in plastic pumpkin bucket

white deer
In a Nov. 29, 2012 photo provided by Seneca White Deer Inc., a white buck stands in underbrush at the former Seneca Army Depot in central New York. There are about 200 white deer, a natural variant of the brown white-tailed deer, on 7,000 acres of the decommissioned site that will soon be put up for bid. Several groups, including Seneca White Deer and The Nature Conservancy, are interested in buying the site to preserve the deer and open the area to tourism and outdoor recreation. (Dennis Money/Seneca White Deer Inc. via AP)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A deer that got its head trapped in an orange plastic pumpkin bucket is free after residents in suburban Cincinnati spent the weekend tracking it.

WCPO-TV reports the Anderson Township Family Pet Center got calls over four days from residents concerned about the deer with the bucket stuck over its nose.

Daryl Meyerrenke at the pet center warned that it would be dangerous for neighbors to try to rescue the deer, but he says they were determined to help the animal and spent hours following it through wooded areas. Eventually, the group using animal catch poles was able to encircle the deer, and Meyerrenke’s son freed it from the bucket.

Meyerrenke says the animal immediately went to graze and drink water at a creek.

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Information from: WCPO-TV, http://www.wcpo.com