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Badly injured deer blocks country road

10:36 12 October 2012

An injured deer partially blocked the B1146 at Horningtoft this morning. Picture: Ian Burt.

An injured deer partially blocked the B1146 at Horningtoft this morning. Picture: Ian Burt.

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A badly injured deer partially blocked a village road until a deer warden was called to put it out of its misery.

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Police said a concerned motorist called them about the animal obstructing the B1146 at Horningtoft, between Dereham and Fakenham, at 6.50am today.

It was not clear how the deer was hurt, but it was described as “quite badly injured”.

Police said the motorist had tried to move the animal but had difficulty, and although police officers did not go to the scene themselves they dispatched a deer warden to put it down.

The obstruction did not cause significant delays to traffic.

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5 comments

  • all i have read lately is people posting on here saying Cull Badgers, Cull Otters, and now its Cull Deer. how about we cull the cullers. If you look at where you are going it is possible to see deer crossing the roads, even in the dark.Drive at a speed that suits the conditions.

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    ggj666

    Friday, October 12, 2012

  • John, Funny that! I was just thinking how there are far too many cars on our country roads going at ridiculous speeds and I think it is time for a countrywide cull on them.

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    mrs mum

    Friday, October 12, 2012

  • How inconsiderate of the deer to become injured in the middle of the road. I agree with ggj666 and mrs mum. There are far too many people in this country not deer. If people didn't go at ridiculous speeds in the dark they could avoid the deer. Some people seem to think all forms of life other than human beings have no right to be here, but I'd rather have the animals any day.

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    smithy

    Friday, October 12, 2012

  • John, I entirely agree, a cull should take place with the greatest urgency before more people's lives are ruined. Sadly it is not always possible to see deer crossing the roads, even as a cyclist I had a near miss last month with a deer that just jumped into the road suddenly, and I''ve had that happen several times as a driver. Speed has little to do with it. Let's have a cull of these dangerous pests.

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    john smith

    Friday, October 12, 2012

  • I take it wasn't a captive one like the picture above, but that said there are far too many deer and they are responsible for as many as 74,000 car accidents in the UK each year, including some fatalities. I think it time for a countrywide cull on these pesky creatures.

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    John L Norton

    Friday, October 12, 2012

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