Motorist in the West Country are being warned to watch out for deer on the roads as mating season approaches.Read the full story ›
Two cute deer were rescued from a china clay works after they became trapped in an old tank.
The stranded animals were freed from the settling tank after they were spotted in Cornwall.
Firefighters from St Austell and Bodmin worked together with the RSPCA to get to them, before the charity took them into care.
An injured deer pulled from a lake gave rescuers a surprise when it was x-rayed - revealing she was pregnant.
The Muntjac deer is being looked after by the Vale Wildlife Centre near Tewkesbury.
A spokesman says that deer are very susceptible to shock - so it is too early to say whether she will survive.
She is quite badly injured & deer are very susceptible to shock so it's too soon to judge really. Prognosis not good though.
Muntjac deer in today. Pulled out of a lake but also has injuries, probable dog attack. An x-ray has also found: https://t.co/qJSfpUi97x
People are being encouraged to report poachers, in a new campaign which aims to prevent illegal meat from landing on the region's dinner tables.
There are a number of potential health risks associated with eating meat like wild venison. Contamination can also occur as a result of unhygienic processing by people operating outside of the legal obligations.
A roe deer that went blind after a car accident in Weston-super-mare has made a full recovery - just in time to help Rudolph with the deliveries.
She happened to be hit by veterinary nurse Emma Canill, who, when she saw what she had done, immediately rushed the unconscious animal to the surgery where she works.
Luckily she checked with a local wildlife rescue centre if she could just let her go, who pointed out that deer in traffic accidents can go temporarily blind from stress.
Naming her Prancer, Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill looked after her for several days, treating an ulcer in her eye. She was well enough yesterday to be released back into the wild.
Prancer is now back where she belongs - and Santa can rest easy that his sleigh is well tended.
A police officer has rescued an injured deer she found lying by the road near Frome. PC Lucy Bagnowiec came across the animal on Nunney Road while on patrol earlier this month.
PC Bagnowiec took it to a local farmer who is an animal expert. She says:
“The poor thing had an injured eye and was obviously in a state of shock. The farmer put it in a stable with a heat lamp, fed and watered and nursed it, and after four or five days it was well enough to be released.
She goes on to say, “It’s nice to report a happy ending - and just shows you never know what a day as a police officer will bring.”
Camden Crescent in Bath is closed in both directions while emergency crews deal with a deer that has got stuck in railings. That's between Lansdown Road and Camden Road / St Stephen's Road.
A herd of about 15 red deer found themselves marooned by floodwater at Over, near Gloucester, on Christmas Day.Read the full story ›
A woman from Taunton has filmed some extraordinary footage of a man being chased by a stag in a park.
Two stags were facing up to each other when a passerby got too close, and one of the animals turned on him.
He was eventually forced to climb a tree to escape before the police were called.
A deer that was drowning in the sea off Plymouth has been rescued by sailors from a Royal Navy warship. HMS Sutherland was training in the Sound when the distressed deer was spotted in the water. The crew hoisted the animal into the vessel and released it back to the wild, unharmed.