When an animal is trapped and terrified, hormones can flood its body to the point of death.
According to Mother Nature Network, one modern-day hazard for wildlife are, of all things, soccer nets.
Deer and birds of prey, like owls, are particularly prone to dying from being entangled in the nets.
Wildlife experts say the situation especially infuriating when the solution is so simple.
There's no need to have netting in soccer goals when no one is actually playing the game.
"You can simply roll them up to the top and tie them off with a couple of ties. When you're done your game, roll up the net. Chantal Theijn Wildlife Rehabilitator
We do, after all, take the ball with us when we leave the field. So why not the net too?