Deer Caught In Railings Is Cut Free By Fire-Fighters

PUBLISHED: 16:08 23 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:56 04 May 2010

Brett Mills and Darren Fox

Brett Mills and Darren Fox

A HELPLESS young deer had to be cut free by fire-fighters after it was found wedged between iron railings. The deer, a young muntjac, was discovered on Thursday evening (June 18) caught between the railings at a house in Egremont Street, Ely, by local fir

A HELPLESS young deer had to be cut free by fire-fighters after it was found wedged between iron railings.

The deer, a young muntjac, was discovered on Thursday evening (June 18) caught between the railings at a house in Egremont Street, Ely, by local fireman Darren Fox, who called on colleagues at the nearby fire station.

By the time crews arrived with specialist cutting equipment, a crowd had formed around the deer, which had injured its leg in its struggle to free itself.

Fire-fighters wedged the equipment between the iron bars and managed to free the deer, before a vet arrived to check the creature for any lasting damage.

Fortunately, save for a cut on the leg and a few jangled nerves, the deer was given a clean bill of health and is expected to be set free from the vet's soon.

Ely Fire Station manager Brett Mills, said: "I'd like to thank everyone who stopped and helped, with a particular thanks to the members of the public and staff at Cathedral Veterinary Centre.

"The deer itself seemed quite lively, and certainly managed to kick us enough."

Firefighters Brett Mills and Darren Fox are reunited with the deer. 55120609 Photo: HELEN DRAKE

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