Centereach, NY - May 3, 2016 - This morning at 9:45 a.m. Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Jeff Hull received a call reporting that a deer in Centereach NY (Suffolk County), had managed to get its head stuck inside a light globe and had been laying in the woods since the previous night. Upon arrival, ECO Hull spotted the deer about 20 yards from the road in a housing development. ECO Hull approached the deer, but on his first attempt, the wet globe slipped out of his hands and the deer ran into a nearby downed tree, causing it to fall.
On his second attempt, ECO Hull flung his coat over the globe, bear hugging it with both arms as the deer kicked and struggled to break free. The deer managed to slip out of the globe and ran off into the woods. ECO Hull was left with a good story and a few bruises but his integrity intact.
Since the reporting of the incident, this East End deer has gone viral with the public giving their own take on the story.