A conservation officer responded Sunday morning after a deer was found tangled in garden netting near Qualicum Beach. (BC Conservation Officer Service/Twitter)

A conservation officer responded Sunday morning after a deer was found tangled in garden netting near Qualicum Beach. (BC Conservation Officer Service/Twitter)

Gardeners are being urged to consider inquisitive wildlife when purchasing netting to protect their flowers and vegetables.

The Conservation Officer Service posted a social media message reminding gardeners to purchase small-guage protective netting.

A conservation officer near Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island had to tranquilize a deer that was caught in netting Sunday.

The animal had poked its head through one of the holes in the mesh and then became completely entangled while trying to free itself, and had to be cut free, prompting the reminder that garden netting should have holes smaller than the size of a deer’s head.

The Canadian Press