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CPW: Take down hammocks, netting, decorations that can trap wildlife

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Jan 21, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is again issuing a reminder to residents to take down hammocks, sports nets, decorations and anything else that can trap wildlife when not in use.

This latest reminder comes after a buck was trapped in a hammock in Colorado Springs.

The deer got its antlers tangled in the hammock and was unable to free itself.

Wildlife officers used a stun gun to briefly immobilize the deer and then cut it loose. CPW said tranquilizers were not used on the animal because they take time to wear off and can kill a stressed animal. After being stunned for 15-10 seconds, the deer quickly recovered and ran off.

You can see the deer struggle in the hammock as well as the officers freeing it in the video below.


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