Deer freed from railings in middle of Norfolk housing estate
- Credit: Susan Oldfield
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.