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Oh deer - animals rescued from china clay works

Two cute deer were rescued from a china clay works after they became trapped in an old tank.

The deer were rescued from a china clay works settling tank Credit: St Austell CFRS

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.

Credit: St Austell CFRS

Injured deer gives rescuers a surprise

An injured deer pulled from a lake gave rescuers a surprise when it was x-rayed - revealing she was pregnant.

The X-ray of the pregnant deer Credit: Vale Wildlife Centre

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.

– Vale Wildlife Centre

Report poachers, says a new campaign against illegal meat

There are a number of potential health risks associated with eating meat like wild venison. Credit: ITV West Country

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.

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