Fallow deer rescue

Yesterday morning my dad spotted a young Fallow deer in a field that was limping.

Each time the deer took a couple of steps she fell over, lay down for a moment, then struggled to get up, took another step and fell over.

The deer was obviously in quite a bit of pain and in a fair amount of trouble.

Even though it was my mums birthday and we had promised her a lay-in, we gathered what equipment we could and headed out to see what we could do.

The deer was exactly where my dad had last seen it, as with such a badly injured leg it wasn’t going far.

The four of us quietly approached from different sides, but the deer scrambled under a bramble bush. As slowly and as quietly as we could we enclosed around it and my mum lay an old towel over its head, then a second towel underneath its body which calmed it down.

The deer was then gently placed in to our very large dog crate which was on top of the trolley we use to take stuff down to the beach.

The trolley was a stroke of genius as it has huge rubber wheels which made the 1/2 mile trek across the field to the waiting car, quite easy.

The deer is now recovering at a local wildlife hospital and mum managed to have an uneventful rest of the day.



By the time we had got to the animal hospital the deer had taken off the towels


About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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7 Responses to Fallow deer rescue

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    The symbol of deer is unconditional love, a gift to all. So wonderful that your family rescued it. I hope you will post an update to let us know the outcome.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sconzani says:

    Well done your family, and a birthday to remember for your mum. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Neil Anderson says:

    Well done Alex!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Great work – sounds like you may have saved it there.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Well done Alex and family, what a beautiful animal. I am so glad that you managed to get the Deer help and comfort. Hope the Deer is recovering well. Brilliant work. xx

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  6. Alexis says:

    was its mother nearby? I wonder how it got injured?


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