Freedom! Halloween bucket stuck on deer's head successfully removed

Updated: 10:51 a.m. on Nov. 5, 2020 

DELAFIELD/PEWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Teamwork from residents and the HAWS Animal Rescue Team were able to successfully remove a Halloween trick-or-treat bucket from a young deer's head in southeast Wisconsin. 

HAWS of Waukesha shared to their Facebook page on Wednesday, Nov. 4, the deer was freed from the plastic pumpkin and is now off on its way. 

Watch the rescue in full below: 

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DELAFIELD/PEWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Officials in Waukesha County are trying to help a deer with a plastic trick-or-treat pumpkin bucket stuck on its head. 

In a post by the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha, officials say the handle of the bucket is stuck behind the deer's ears, so the pumpkin is acting as a basket muzzle. The deer is unable to eat or drink. 

HAWS says they went out on Saturday, Oct. 31, to try and catch the little guy, but were unsuccessful. The deer has a sibling hanging out near him, "acting as a bodyguard," and keeping him from danger so far. 

The HAWS team has not been able to get close enough. They're hoping by mid-week the deer now dubbed "Bambi" will be tired enough for them to get close and help remove the bucket. 

According to HAWS, the deer has been seen on the northwest side of Pewaukee Lake, not far from Maple Avenue. 

If you see the deer, you're asked not to approach it. Instead, contact the HAWS Rescue Team at 262-542-8851, x0 (after hours at 262-993-9811).


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