Monday, June 10, 2013
The Monroe County sheriff's deputy discovered the key deer while on patrol on Saturday. Its entire head was stuck in the crisps bag.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin said the deer allowed the deputy to remove the bag without a struggle.
On its Facebook page, the sheriff's office posted a picture of the deer taken just before the deputy removed the bag.
Ms Herrin told the Sun Sentinel newspaper: "It must have wanted that last chip in the bottom of the bag."
Key deer are the smallest of the Virginia white-tailed deer subspecies and are endangered.
The US Fish and Wildlife Services says the deer have been threatened by development, habitat loss and hurricanes.
Ms Herrin reminded Florida Keys visitors to properly dispose of trash to protect animals from harm.