Colorado officials reported Monday (11) that a deer tied to a tire around its neck was rescued in the United States for two years.
The environmental police said in a statement that the animal was said to have become entangled in material that was dumped in the forest before its horns grew.
Four attempts were made by its agents Colorado Parks and Wildlife To be able to cut the rim and free the animal whose horns were also cut off a part.
Video used by researchers to control animal life in Colorado shows the animal with a tire around its neck – Photo: Reproduction/CPW
Activists from the state’s Environment Agency discovered the animal in 2019 during a population census in the region’s parks.
From then on, he tried to accompany them with cameras to the rescue. He added, however, that “because of his location, it was difficult to find and get close to him”.
When the deer finally approached, agents used tranquilizers and an automatic saw to cut off the tire and horn so they could release it safely back into the wild.
A team of veterinarians was in full operation who analyzed the deer and certified that the extra weight on its neck did not cause any problems.