Team frees deer from plastic pumpkin stuck on its head


A team of Anderson Twp. residents was able to free a deer that was seen running around for the last four days with a plastic pumpkin on its head.

According to Daryl Meyerrenke, owner of Anderson Township Family Pet Center, just before sunset on Sunday, a group with catch poles gathered off of Martha Drive and encircled the deer and was able to remove the pumpkin.

Meyerrenke said the pumpkin wouldn’t come off because the strap was lodged around the back of its head.

The group said the deer was so hungry it ran off about 30 feet to the nearest creek and started drinking and grazing.

Donations are being collected for the 2nd Chance Wildlife Rescue to recognize efforts of the team of people who helped the deer and the work the organization does for Anderson Township. They’re being collected at the Anderson Twp. Family Pet Center, 6666 Clough Pike.

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