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Deer freed from railings in middle of Norfolk housing estate

PUBLISHED: 10:12 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:14 18 September 2018

Once a rare sight, muntjac deer have become increasingly common in urban areas. Picture: Susan Oldfield

Once a rare sight, muntjac deer have become increasingly common in urban areas. Picture: Susan Oldfield

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A deer that became stuck in railings in the middle of a South Norfolk housing estate prompted firefighters to be called in to release it.

The RSPCA were alerted after a wild muntjac deer was reported to have become entrapped on Hawthorn Close in Diss at 8.45am today.

A fire crew from Harleston were called in to help free the animal by using hydraulic rescue equipment to prise open the metal railings.

Hawthorn Close is part of a housing development but muntjac, a non-native species that originate from China, have become increasingly common sights in urban areas. Their numbers have increased rapidly and they can be spotted in shrubby areas.

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