PAROWAN, Utah — Relaxation is not a common activity in the animal kingdom, so you'll have to excuse one mule deer buck who didn't quite get the concept of a hammock.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shared photos of the deer on social media after it was found in Parowan last week wearing (unflatteringly, it should be said) the hammock.
Photos showed the hammock stuck in the deer's antlers as the buck sat quietly in the grass.
Last week, our biologists responded to reports in Parowan of a mature mule deer buck with a huge mass of string (probably a hammock) caught in his antlers and obscuring his vision. After tranquilizing the buck, we removed the string and released him. Looks like he's doing great! pic.twitter.com/DE837fHmiY— UtahDWR (@UtahDWR) October 12, 2021
Instead of receiving a mocking like poor Rudolph once faced, the deer was attended to by DWR biologists who tranquilized the buck and cut off the stringy sling before releasing him.
Along with the hammock photos, DWR officials sent a pic of the deer a week later looking no worse for wear.
"Looks like he's doing great," the post read.