It was briefly lights out for a dimwitted deer after the animal managed to get its head trapped inside of a light post’s globe.
The not-so-bright idea saw the deer fumbling around Long Island, New York, for at least 12 hours before local authorities say they got a call Tuesday morning, New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) posted on Facebook.
A DEC officer, responding to the scene, said the animal was lying down in the woods near a housing development in Centereach.
When Officer Jeff Hull tried to pull the plastic globe off, however, the object, slick with the morning dew, slipped out of his hands. The blind deer consequently tried to scurry away, but instead ran straight into a downed tree and fell over.
“On his second attempt, ECO Hull flung his coat over the globe, bear hugging it with both arms as the deer kicked and struggled to break free,” the DEC posted on Facebook along with pictures. “The deer managed to slip out of the globe and ran off into the woods. ECO Hull was left with a good story and a few bruises but his integrity intact.”