Deputy removes Doritos bag from deer's head

1:06 PM, Jun 10, 2013   |    comments
In an image provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office a Key deer has its head stuck in a snack food bag Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Florida. / AP Photo/Monroe County Sheriff's Office
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BIG PINE KEY, Florida (AP) - A deer in the Florida Keys is breathing easy after a deputy removed a Doritos bag from its head.

The Monroe County sheriff's deputy discovered the Key deer while on patrol late Saturday evening. Its entire head was stuck in the chips bag.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin says the deer allowed the deputy to remove the bag without a struggle.

Key deer are the smallest of the Virginia white-tailed deer subspecies and are endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services says the deer have been threatened by development, habitat loss and hurricanes.

Herrin reminds Florida Keys visitors to properly dispose trash to prevent the animals from harm.

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