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An En-deer-ing Holiday Rescue Frees A 3-Legged Buck Tangled In Christmas Lights.

Let’s face it. We’ve all wrestled with Christmas lights in one way or another. The struggle is real. Whether searching for that one faulty socket in a string of lights or attempting to hang lights from the roofline (without slipping off the ladder), this time-honored tradition is not for the faint of heart. Think Clark Griswold in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

In a scene straight out of a holiday movie, folks in Dallas, Oregon were tickled to learn about the rescue of a three-legged deer tangled in Christmas lights!

According to their Twitter account, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODWF) sedated a young buck in order to remove the green Christmas lights that were wrapped around his antlers. The deer was later released back into the wild when it became clear that his leg wound had fully healed.

Dallas residents have taken to calling the deer “Tripod” in an affectionate wink to his unique physical appearance. And the heartwarming comments written in response to the Twitter post are filled with goodwill and Christmas cheer.

“Thank you for your help… Santa came early for that baby.” wrote one Twitter user.

Ready to spread the word about Tripod and this lifesaving Christmas miracle? Share this endeering story with the animal lover in your life to shine a light on everyday heroes!

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