Tag Archives: Fallow

A baby fallow deer caught in stock fencing would have died a slow death if it wasn't for volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).

On Sunday 18th October WRAS rescuers were called to a footpath just off the A275 south of Dane Hill in East Sussex. Rescuers from Uckfield attended on site taking large stretchers and rescue equipment not believing the deer would be a baby at this time of year. The baby fallow deer was caught in stock fencing in the middle of a hedge and rescuers were surprised to find a 2 week old baby fallow deer suffering from hypothermia. Fallow deer are normally born up until the end of July, it is believed that some are born later but do not normally survive the winter not putting on enough weight.

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A voluntary charity is asking members of the public not to ignore ligature wounds after being called to a deer at 9.30pm last night (Wednesday 22nd July) at West Hoathly which had originally been found and cut free on Sunday (19th July).

"We were called out at 9.30pm to a baby fallow deer about 3 weeks old. The caller had rescued to the deer caught in stock fencing on Sunday and only found our details via the internet last night" said Trevor Weeks Rescue Co-ordinator, East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).

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A baby roe deer and a baby fallow deer have both been rescued over the past 48 hours in East Sussex.

The little baby roe deer was delivered to WRAS on Sunday (28th June 2009). She had been picked up 2 days earlier near Haywards Heath by a landowner who found her in a field thought to have been abandoned. The dehydrated baby deer was given emergency treatment by East Sussex WRAS volunteers Trevor Weeks and Kathy Martyn before being rushed up to specialists at St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire.

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East Sussex WRAS had yet another baby deer come in today via Raystede Animal Welfare Centre at Ringmer. The baby fallow deer was found with its rear leg caught in stock fencing at Newick and was delivered by members of the public to Raystede. Staff at Raystede contacted East Sussex WRAS for help.

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Despite a lack of current funding volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) are still trying their best to help wildlife in need. Last night (Monday 11th August 08) founder Trevor Weeks, rescuer Greg Holliday and WRAS fundraiser Julie Hosier, helped save a very poorly baby deer.

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Early on Friday Morning - 20th June 2008 - a pregnant fallow deer was found on the A22 Uckfield Bypass near the East Sussex National Golf Course. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) attended onsite and Sussex Police even closed the A22 for safety during rush hour whilst the deer was rescued and loaded into one of WRAS’s veterinary ambulances.

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A male fallow deer is running free today after volunteer rescues managed to cut him free from being caught in electric fencing on an estate near Robertsbridge in East Sussex.

Yesterday afternoon, volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called by Sussex Police after a member of the public saw the trapped deer whilst walking in the countryside.

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