If you have backyard soccer or volleyball nets set up for a little recreational activity, always be sure to take them down after the last match. It’s very easy for wild animals -- birds, deer, possums, snakes, etc. -- to get tangled up in the nets. In their struggle to get out, the situation often gets worse, sometimes resulting in the death of the animal. The best approach is prevention: Bring out the nets and have a good time playing games, but always put them away when you’re done.
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