Animal Rescue League of Iowa cautioning cities about soccer nets & deer

Photo: Animal Rescue League of Iowa

(Undated) -- The Animal Rescue League of Iowa's reminding city park and rec departments and youth soccer programs about a common problem this time of year, deer that get tangled in the nets of soccer goals.

The ARL posted a video to Facebook recently showing an ARL officer at a central Iowa middle school to help a doe that became tangled. The ARL says the deer thrashed around trying to get free, but made it worse. The officer used a knife to cut the net and free the deer.

The ARL says it was the second time in days that staff had to help a deer caught. The ARL highly recommends nets be removed or put away in storage when they're not in use.

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