He was described as "healthy and alert" as he scampered off into the brush for his first meal and drink of water in quite a while.
DNR Wildlife Director Paul Peditto advised citizens to put lids on containers when putting them out for recycling collection.
If I may editorialize for half a mo', let me remind you that this is what we get for tax money. We tend to holler about paying them, but it's public service employees who save deer like this, and plow the snowy streets, and put out fires, and arrest crooks, and line the soccer field and prevent your neighbor from turning his front yard into a McDrive thru and on and on and on.
Good reminder. We can all think about how better to dispose of used stuff like that. The deer in your life will thank you.