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Deer Found with Plastic Pumpkin Encasing Face

THORNHURST -- A viewer spotted a deer with a plastic blue pumpkin stuck around its face in Thornhurst, Lackawanna County.

According to the viewer, he contacted the game commission who then told him as long as the deer can see and move its neck, it should be okay.

The viewer sent the pictures to Newswatch 16 out of concern for the animal.

23 comments

  • Drain the swamp

    I can’t believe the Hillary campaign is resorting to this a blue pumpkin wow they must be desperate I hope they get a tick the Clinton foundation should pay to have that removed ASAP!

  • burtfan16

    First off if the deer was hit I doubt it had anything to do with the pumkin. From the photo it’s peripheral vision doesn’t seem to be impeded. Second of all, animals are not stupid. The deer will figure out a way to get that stupid thing off of its snout. If in a day or two it doesn’t the game commission should hunt it down and tranq it. The problem is when will it be seen again. Lastly, who the f* ck has a blue pumkin anyway? Sounds like white trash, shouldn’t be too hard to track down.

    • Joann Travis

      Very mature picking on a person who loves animals.
      A child could not eat or drink with a plastic pumpkin on his or her head neither can a deer.

  • Bernadette Deitrick

    I can’t believe people would be so insulting to the woman who brought this to the attention of the news station. . It was an animal in distress and the Game Commission should have done something. It may have been the same deer hit by a car….. and what if it would have cause a horrible car accident.

  • Joann

    To anyone who lives in that area I hope you get a few people together and help this poor animal before it gets dehydrated and starved.
    Game Commission,
    What if this happened to your child????😠Any updates?

    • Joann hopefully is not raising children

      Joann, UPDATE;
      My buddy works for the NE Game Commission as a deputy. A deer was just hit by a motorist on Rte 115, not far from where the viewer took the original picture. So, don’t worry, ” what if this happened to your child “.
      The deer is dead now hopefully you can sleep. You idiot !

    • some people lack oxygen to the brain

      How does one consider a deer issue and compare it to a child.
      Joann, please walk into you bathroom, look in the mirror and say 100 times,
      I am a complete moron, I am a complete moron…………
      Then when you are done, if you have children, quickly call social services and turn them over to someone else that has a brain.
      Wow !!!!!!!!

      • rayzin42

        It’s a shame people like you and your cousin your married to breathe the same oxygen as the good people of the world. Do the world a favor, pull your bottom lip up over your head and swallow.

      • rayzin has 42 deer pellets

        Rayzin, is that not the same size as a deer pellet ?
        Kind of about the size of your brain,.
        Whahhhhhhh

  • TamR

    First of all I would like to say shame on the individual who left the plastic pumpkin out and about!
    Second I would like to comment on the Pennsylvania Game Commission. They should be ashamed of themselves for the comment that as long as the deer can move its head it will be fine.
    I would like to know how since it is stuck on the deers head therefore not allowing the deer to eat or drink anything. That is a fact jack!

  • RALPH E SCHOOLEY JR

    NOW LET`S SEE AS THE BLUE PUMPKIN DOESN’T INTERFERE WITH THE DERS EYES AND NECK IT SHOULD BE FINE, SERIOUSLY, AND JUST HOW WILL THE DEER TAKE IN NOURISHMENT TO SUSTAIN IT`S LIFE ,NOW I SUGGEST THAT THE GAME COMMISION MORON KNOW IT ALL THAT SAID THIS SHOULD HAVE A BLUE PUMPKIN SLAPPED ON THEIR FACE JUST SO IT DOESN’T IMPEDE WITH THEIR EYES AND NECK THAN JUST SEE HOW THAT OFFICIAL FEEDS THEMSELVES JUST POSSIBLY IT WILL ALLOW THAT ALL KNOWING PERSON TO GET A FEEL OF THE DEER’S PLIGHT AND THAT`S ALL I GOT TO SAY BOUT THIS

    • Love me fried VENISON

      Ralph,
      You have major issues !!!! You must be one of those idiots that stands in front of the state forest roads during buck season holding up signs protesting hunting season. Find something else in life to get mad and excited about rather than a stupid deer. How about this, come next Tuesday, go to your local voting location and hold up sign saying, ” HILLARY IS A CROOK ” and rant and rave.
      Sincerely,
      Dead deer lives don’t matter

      • magicmikexxsm

        LOVE ME FRIED VENISON…….Ralph is correct, you are an azz….and no I’m not a tree loving huger…….If that thing is left on the deer it will suffer moron……god forbid those idiots could have come out and shot it with a tranquilizer and removed it…..god forbid we should disturb them…..

  • marbs

    The Game Commission is USELESS……The deer will be fine until it starves to death….Not saying they can do much but to lie and say the deer will be fine?

    • This deer is a trophy

      Don’t worry Rosemary, it will not need to eat because it will be shot dead by day’s end. There is not a legal hunter let alone a road hunter that will not pass up the opportunity to shoot this trophy, and I mean TROPHY deer. Gee wiz Billy Bob, I done just shot Rudolf, funny thing is his nose was done blue and not red. Reckon he was some sorta kin folk to Rudolph ?

  • Patti119

    Oh yes … it’s perfectly fine with a plastic ball stuck to it’s face. Head on out hunters .. put it out of it’s misery. Fair game. So disappointed in the PGC. 😦

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