Caged roe deer rescued from metal railings in Greater Manchester

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Watch the wonderful moment the deer is rescued and runs back into the wild.


A deer was rescued after being trapped in a metal railing in the Greater Manchester area.

The RSPCA and fire brigade were called to the scene on Thursday, September 30th, after the “frightened” doe was found trapped in a fence on Mottram Road in Hyde.

Animal Rescue Officer Steve Wickham was sent to help the animal, which was unharmed upon arrival.

Steve said, “When she tried to walk forward, she couldn’t move because the metal caught her between her hips and waist.

“She was obviously scared, but luckily she was spotted and we were called to help.”

Firefighters used a pole spreader to free the deer. Credit: RSPCA

A crew from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue used a pole spreader to free the deer from the fence.

The RPSCA are called upon to help many deer caught this way, Steve said. “We have to be careful that they don’t cause stress and let them go calmly and as quickly as possible.

“After the fire brigade widened the railing, I was able to lead them gently forward and it was great to see them run into the wilderness again.

“Hopefully she’s learned her lesson and doesn’t try to walk through the railing again!”

The RPSCA urges anyone who finds a captured wild animal to call the animal welfare organization instead of trying to rescue it themselves.

Keep your distance and call them RSPCA Atrocity and counseling phone on 0300 1234 999.



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