Deer Doritos bag: Police save fawn from snacks

Deer Doritos bag is no more. Police in Florida discovered a deer with its entire head stuck in a bag of Doritos, late Saturday evening, but the deer Doritos bag was removed without a struggle.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office/AP/File
In an image provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office a Key deer has its head stuck in a snack food bag Saturday in Florida. Monroe County, Fla., Sheriff's Deputy Joshua Gordon encountered the distressed animal in the Keys and removed the Deer Doritos bag.

A deer in the Florida Keys is breathing more easily after a deputy removed a Doritos bag from its head.

The Monroe County sheriff's deputy discovered the Key deer while on patrol late Saturday evening. Its entire head was stuck in the chips bag.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin says the deer allowed the deputy to remove the bag without a struggle.

Key deer are the smallest of the Virginia white-tailed deer subspecies and are endangered. The US Fish and Wildlife Services says the deer have been threatened by development, habitat loss and hurricanes.

Herrin reminds Florida Keys visitors to properly dispose of trash to protect animals from harm.

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