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A deer in our local herd stepped on something that is stuck on her foot. It is looks like some type of heavy plastic. It is preventing her from putting weight down on the foot and I can see the hoof starting to split. How can I help it?
Thank you.

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Hi Ann,

You may need to contact your local Division of Fish & Wildlife and bring it to their attention. Game managers may need to sedate the deer to safely remove the plastic from its leg and to assess any injuries.

Here's a link to the website: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/

I hope the deer can be helped and thank you for caring! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Stacie

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