Deer seen with Christmas lights in antlers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - December 14, 2009


Residents in Colorado Springs have been reporting a deer with a tangle of Christmas lights wrapped in its antlers. Neighbors have tried to chase the buck to remove the lights, with no success.

State wildlife officials say it's not unusual for deer to get tangled in outdoor decorations.

Wildlife authorities say they had reports two weeks ago of another deer in Colorado springs with lights caught in its antlers. Wildlife managers say they simply leave decorated deer alone unless they hear reports of deer with cords caught around their necks or mouths.

Residents have been asked to use shorter strings of lights and to keep lights off trees and bushes.

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