POSTED: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 12:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A deer tangled up in a prickly wire has received lots of attention from residents of Newcastle, Washington.
Neighbors have spotted the animal several times in the last couple months.
Ana Hueto took a picture of the deer when she spotted it on Sunday near her home.
"He has five loops of barbed wire around his neck," said Hueto. She affectionately refers to the deer as Bambi. "I was very sad and I wanted to do something."
She said she called the authorities.
Tuesday night, the deer was spotted in neighbor Mark Sands' backyard.
"He kind of appears on and off, and he doesn't appear to be injured," said Sands. "He's not staggering or anything, but somebody is going to have to tranquilize him to get it off."
Neighbors want to remove the wire, but they know it is not safe to get too close to the deer.