🦌 Did you know suffocation is a serious problem for our wildlife?
Food bags and containers can travel into yards, beaches, forests, and more, putting deer, foxes, squirrels, birds, and other wild animals at risk for suffocation – just like the doe in this photo.
This poor deer in Kenora, Canada got into serious trouble when she got her head stuck in a plastic birdseed bag and almost suffocated. Luckily, local residents and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry came to the deer’s aid and saved her from suffocating. No one was able to get close enough to the deer until Ministry personnel decided to sedate it in order to remove the bag. Shortly thereafter, the deer was released back into the wild.
Not every story of trapped wildlife ends so well.
So, what can you do?
✔️ Cut up your food bags before you dispose of them
✔️ Never leave trash outside, no matter where you are
✔️ Pack any food you take outside of the home in plastic containers rather than plastic bags
✔️ Cut up all string, rope, netting, fishing line, and plastic drink holders before disposing of them
✔️ If you see an animal, bird, fish, or pet in distress, please try to help them or call for help
Little changes can save the lives of many wild animals! ❤️
Photo and story courtesy of TBnewsWatch.com Staff.