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Deer decorated in Christmas lights


COLORADO SPRINGS (WKOW) -- A deer in Colorado Springs is decorating for the holiday season.  Residents say a buck got his antlers wrapped in Christmas lights.

Neighbors have tried to catch the animal and relieve it of the outdoor decorations, but it's been hard to apprehend.

Colorado wildlife officials say deer getting tangled in outdoor decorations isn't unusual.  Two weeks ago they heard reports of another deer with lights in its antlers.

In this situation, wildlife officials say they simply leave the brightened deer alone unless it's harmful to the animal.

As a repercussion, residents are asked to use shorter strings of lights and avoid putting them on low trees or bushes.

Online reporting by Thomas Strieker.

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