Frightened deer freed near Potters Bar over Christmas period

PUBLISHED: 06:59 03 January 2020

This muntjac deer was freed from Brookmans Park, near Potters Bar. Picture: RSPCA.

This muntjac deer was freed from Brookmans Park, near Potters Bar. Picture: RSPCA.


A deer trapped near Potters Bar was one of 11,888 calls to the RSPCA over the Christmas period.

The little muntjac doe was in a tight spot when she got stuck between railings along a bridleway in Brookmans Park last Friday.

You may also want to watch:

She was then rescued by animal collection officer Kate Wright, who was called to help the frightened deer.

Kate said: "Perhaps she'd had a bit too much to eat over Christmas and couldn't fit through the gap between the railings! She was very stuck but I managed to gently inch her out backwards.

"Although she had a couple of minor grazes she wasn't too worse for wear so I released her there and then. She was completely fine and ran off - though perhaps a little embarrassed!"

The animal rights charity, which received more than 70 calls an hour between Monday, December 23 and Sunday, December 29, also rescued a goose from a garage and swans that crash-landed in a garden - but no partridge in a pear tree.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times