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Deer brings Highbridge to a standstill

This little fellow must have strayed quite far from home Photo: Burnham-on-Sea.com

A deer has been giving police and wildlife experts the runaround in Somerset. They were called to Highbridge on Wednesday after it started causing havoc in the town centre. Traffic came to a standstill when it dodged through the cars. Witnesses said it almost caused an accident.

The deer is seen here wisely sticking to the pavement but witnesses say it was weaving through traffic and almost caused an accident Credit: Burnham-on-Sea.com

It was also spotted running through people's gardens in the town. Lawns and bushes may be more familiar to deer but they are a far cry from their natural habitat. Staff from Secret World were called in to work with police officers to rescue it. There were real concerns not only for its own safety but that of motorists in the town.

The deer made a dash through the gardens of Highbridge Credit: Burnham-on-Sea.com

Despite intense efforts to net it, the deer managed to elude its hunters. Finally, it leapt an eight feet wall and made off through Highbridge churchyard back to the wild. You could say it found its own kind of sanctuary.

Either this chap is sticking out its tongue at its would-be captors or its been tucking in to some lovely greenery Credit: Burnham-on-Sea.com