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.
Watch as @COParksWildlife officers use a stun gun to briefly immobilize a buck trapped in a hammock in #ColoradoSprings. Tranquilizers take time to wear off & can kill a stressed animal. Stunning it 15-20 seconds lets us safely free it. The deer quickly recovered & ran off. pic.twitter.com/Ta44DF3Wlk— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) January 21, 2020