Buck Saved by Sussex Wildlife Rescue
Occurred on February 6, 2018 / Hadlow Down, East Sussex, UK
Info from Licensor: "Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out this morning to a Fallow Buck with an antler entangled in rope. Although the rescuers have dealt with these types of rescues before, this one was more challenging due to the vegetation and branches surrounding the deer, making the approach and capture of the deer much more difficult and dangerous. Rescuers have 30 minutes in these circumstances from the point of capturing the deer to releasing in or the deer could suffer internal injuries or have a heart attack. On this occasion, the quick and efficient work of the rescuers meant the rescue took no more than four minutes. Once the deer was cut free and the walk-towards net removed, it was time to release the deer. This can be just as dangerous as the capture if you don’t know what you are doing and don’t communicate with your fellow rescuers. The deer ran off across the field through the hedge and into a woodland where it quickly disappeared."