Imagine that a car tire was put on your neck — not very impressive, right? And now imagine that it can’t be removed, and you have to spend several years like this? Horror, notes Lemurov.net , and it was from him that the rangers freed one deer.
For the first time, a deer with a non-standard accessory was noticed back in 2019
And here is a picture from a camera trap
Presumably, the deer got stuck in the tire a long time ago, while still being a hornless cub. However, there is a version that he could wear it in winter, when the horns are shed. But when they are on their heads, it is impossible to reset the tire, as the rangers from the forest guard have seen from personal experience. The deer probably carried it for several years.
It didn’t work out to cut the tire, so I had to saw the horns urgently while the sleeping pills were in effect
The wild animal was not easy to track down, in fact, they were looking for it all this time. And when they found it, the question arose how to approach it. Four failed attempts in a week! But in the end everything worked out, and the animal was freed from the burden.
The officers were shocked — the tire, clogged with leaves and dirt, weighed more than 16 kg!
As noted in the forest protection, there are more and more such cases. Deer are not afraid to go out to houses, and often get confused in clotheslines, nets, fences, etc. This is a real problem, both for animals and for people.