CENTEREACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officer saved a deer on Long Island Thursday, after the animal got its head stuck in a globe from a lamppost.

Around 9:45 a.m., Officer Jeff Hull was called to Centereach, after the report that the deer had gotten its head stuck in the light globe and had been lying in the woods since the night before, the department said in a news release.

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Hull found the deer lying about 20 yards from the road in a housing development. He came up to the deer, but at first, the wet globe slipped out of his hands and the deer ran away, the department said.

The deer went on to crash into a downed tree and the animal fell down, the department said.

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Hull came up to the deer a second time and flung his coat over the globe, bear-hugging it with both arms as the deer struggled and kicked to break free, the department said. The deer finally slipped its head out of the globe and ran off into the woods, the department said.

Officer Jeff Hull

Officer Jeff Hull rescued a deer that got its head stuck in a light globe in Centereach, Long Island Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

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Hull suffered a few bruises in the effort, but was left with a good story to tell, the department said.