Prince Rupert’s favourite four-legged internet celebrity may soon lose his star power.
Since August, Rupert residents have been following the exploits of Hammy the deer and his purple hammock hat.
But conservation officers are now trying to track down tranquilize the buck so that they can removed the entangled purple mesh from his antlers.
Sergeant Tracy Walbauer says the Conservation Officer Service is concerned that Hammy’s hat may harm him.
Walbauer says the situation that Hammy finds himself is relatively common, adding that the Conservation Officer Service dealt with an entangled animal earlier this month.