A deer in Canada was just found with a broken garbage lid stuck around its neck
On Sunday, peace officers in Canada rescued a deer from an unfortunate situation — a broken trash can lid stuck around its neck.
Manitoba conservation officers arrived at the scene in the Southdale area of Winnipeg after receiving numerous tips from members of the public.
The deer was alone when they arrived.
Oh deer! On February 23, 2020, conservation officers rescued a deer with a broken garbage can lid stuck on its head in the Southdale area of Winnipeg. pic.twitter.com/kb8deYxQhQ— Manitoba Government (@MBGov) February 24, 2020
Fortunately, the conservation officers were able to immobilize the deer and safely remove the lid from the animal's head to prevent further injury.
The Manitoba Government congratulated the officers on their success, writing, "Excellent work everyone!"
Thanks to tips from the public, officers were able to track the deer, safely immobilize it and remove the lid to prevent further injury. Excellent work everyone! pic.twitter.com/c8IiUjQHrl— Manitoba Government (@MBGov) February 24, 2020
According to the RSPCA, there are over 5,000 cases of animal injuries each year due to roadside litter.
Animals have a keen sense of smell, and they often get their heads stuck in jars, cups or other kinds of containers, causing them to suffocate or starve to death.
Canadians are reminded to take steps to reduce litter-related injuries, including make sure that their garbage and recycling containers have secure, properly-fitting lids.
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