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Dog owners warned after spate of deer attacks

There have been an increase in deer attacks in Leicestershire Credit: ITV News Central

A popular country park in Leicestershire is urging dog owners to keep control of their pets this Bank Holiday Monday after seeing an increase in deer attacks.

The Bradgate Park Trust say dogs are to blame for the deaths of 30 deer during this winter and spring.

Deer are heavily pregnant at this time of year and they are asking people to stop their dogs from chasing them.


Grinning zebra photobombs man's picture

A man from Leicestershire has been left shocked when a grinning zebra photobombed his picture.

The animal posed for the photograph by putting its head through the open passenger window. Credit: NTI

According to the Leicester Mercury, James Beech was at West Midlands Safari Park over the bank holiday weekend when the animal posed for the photograph by putting its head through the open passenger window.

We had been feeding the zebras from the window when my girlfriend took a picture. At the exact moment I smiled, a zebra poked his head next to mine and gave a cheesy grin. When we looked at the pictures it looked like the character Marty out of the Madagascar movies."

– James Beech


RSPCA appeal after cat found dumped in 6 inches of water

Puddles was found in a cat box 6 inches deep in water Credit: RSPCA

The young male tabby was dumped in a Dyke in Spalding, Lincolnshire, six inches deep in water on Monday.

The RSPCA were called, and have taken him into their care.

"He was unhurt and in good health, and he looks as if he has been cared for, so it is possible he is a much loved pet and that someone else dumped him in this callous way."

– RSPCA Inspector Andy Bostock
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