Thankfully, police were able to lift the headless horse-deer's curse.
The deer escaped his plastic prison uninjured after officers coaxed the animal to them and pulled the pumpkin from his head, according to KXAS-TV.
"We are happy to report that the deer survived," wrote the Hays County Sheriff's Office on Facebook. "Kudos to the deputies for saving a life."
Last year, it took nearly a week to free a similarly afflicted deer in Ohio.