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Kelowna Conservation Officers save large buck tangled in volleyball net

Kelowna Conservation Officers tranquilized, marked and released this buck on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.
Image Credit: Conservation Service B.C. via Facebook
October 23, 2016 - 9:29 AM

KELOWNA - Conservation Officers reportedly came to the rescue of a large buck that was entangled in a volleyball net, according to a Facebook post by the Conservation Officer Service

"During mating season, bucks increase their display of dominance by thrashing bushes with their antlers. This buck unfortunately substituted a volleyball net for a bush," the Facebook post says.

The post says that last Friday, Oct. 21, officers tranquilized and removed the net from the animal's antlers. The buck was successfully marked and released back into the wild.

In the post, officers remind hunters that marked deer are not safe for human consumption.

However, the post did not specify how the deer was marked or why it was not safe for human consumption.

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