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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This little muntjac found itself in a tight spot when it got itself wedged in the bars of a gate.
Fortunately for the stricken animal, help was at hand, because a passing birdwatcher came to its aid.
Andrew Brown, of Costessey, had headed to Costessey Pits on Monday for a spot of birding, but it was the trapped deer which caught his eye.
He said: “It was through the bars as far as its hind legs and hips and it had damaged itself trying to force its way through the bars and so the only solution was to extract the poor animal from the direction in which it had got itself into this predicament.
“I was very pleased to discover that the poor creature had a substantial three inch tail, but just pulling that was not sufficient to extricate it.
“During this time it was wailing like a baby and was quite distressed. Still gripping the tail firmly in my right hand I put my left hand through the bars under its chest and yanked and pushed as hard as I could and it came out as far as its shoulders.
“It was still crying and desperately tried to go forward. Eventually I removed it from the bars and it scuttled off into the area next to the Pits.”