(UPI) Residents of an Ohio neighborhood are attempting to rescue a deer spotted wandering with a plastic pumpkin stuck on its face.
South Euclid resident John Cizmadia said he and neighbors have been trying to track the buck for a week to attempt to remove the plastic Halloween pumpkin stuck on its face.
A group of residents in Anderson Township, on the other side of the state, rescued a deer from a similar predicament just a few days before Halloween.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife said this is the third Halloween season in a row to feature reports of deer with plastic pumpkin problems.
Cizmadia said rescuing the deer is more difficult than simply sighting the troubled buck.
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"You can't just walk up to it and pull it off," he told WEWS-TV.
He said rescuers came close to success on Tuesday night.
"We had a bunch of people together, and we had it kind of cornered by some tall fences, where it couldn't jump. We started to close in on it, kind of formed a ring to close in on it. It got spooked and ran at my daughter and knocked her down," said Cizmadia, whose daughter was not injured.Copyright 2017 by United Press International