It gives new meaning to "deer in the headlights."
A New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officer rescued a deer after the critter got its head stuck in a light globe on Long Island.
Conservation Officer Jeff Hull went to check on the deer after he received a call Tuesday morning.
Hull found the deer with its head stuck inside of a light globe that had been lying in the woods of Centereach since the previous night.
The deer was about 20 yards from a road when Hull found it. Hull tried to grab the globe, but it slipped out of his hands and the deer took off.
The deer, blinded by the light globe, ran into a tree and fell to the ground.
Hull tried to remove the bulb again, this time flinging his coat over it and bear-hugging it as the deer kicked and struggled to break free, according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.
The deer finally slipped out and ran off into the woods.
Hull suffered a few bruises in the rescue.
Last fall, a deer got its head stuck in a pumpkin, sparking a social media storm.