What not to do in a corn maze

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What Not to Do in a Corn Maze

This time of year, going through your local corn maze can be a lot of fun.

In the daylight, anyway, when you can clearly see where you're going.

At night, though, "A cornfield can be a field of dreams or your worst nightmare if you get lost. A Halloween fright in the dead of night," as KOVR puts it.

So maybe KOVR was a little dramatic there, but seriously -- getting lost in a dark corn maze can be scary. So scary, in fact, that authorities are fielding 911 calls almost every weekend from people who get lost in a corn maze in Dixon, California.

To be fair, the Dixon one is huge. At 63 acres, the Cool Patch Pumpkins maze takes a couple hours to get through.

In fact -- its website calls the maze the world's biggest.

911 calls from people lost in corn mazes happen at smaller ones, too -- and either way, it's not good for authorities.

Take, for example, this warning from local media in Tulsa, Oklahoma: "Officials say when that happens, it prevents the dispatcher from handling actual real emergencies."

Which is kind of a problem, so pro tip: Check out the maze in the daylight before venturing in at night. Or better yet -- if you scare easily, just stick to daytime corn-mazing.

Check out these impressive corn mazes:
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LASALLE, CO - SEPTEMBER 17: This years corn maze, at Fritzler Farms in LaSalle, features a tribute to everyday heroes, September 17, 2014. This is the 15th season for the corn maze at the Fritzler Farms. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
LASALLE, CO - SEPTEMBER 17: This years corn maze, at Fritzler Farms in LaSalle, features a tribute to everyday heroes, September 17, 2014. This is the 15th season for the corn maze at the Fritzler Farms. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
FREDERICK, MD - SEPTEMBER 19: Summers Farm Adventure features a 14-acre corn maze in its 17th season which focuses on last year's Super Bowl champions the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday September 19, 2013 in Frederick, MD. About 300,000 seeds are planted in early June in a grid to create the design. Along with the maze, there are hayrides, pig races, rubber duck races, a pumpkin patch, apple cannons, animals, slides and jumping pillows. It runs from Sept. 21 - Nov. 3. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - AUGUST 01: Aerial view of the Labirinto (maze) dei Vinci, in the open-air area of the Museo Ideale Leonardo da Vinci - Town of Vinci, Province of Florence, Tuscany Region, Italy Vinci, Museo Ideale Leonardo Da Vinci (Leonardo'S Museum) (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
View fr. above of 3 acre corn maze created by Disney exec. Don Frantz. (Photo by Steve Liss/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
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