Rescuers are delighted that yesterday's Valentines Day Roe Deer which was rescued from cold water after getting stuck in a tributary of the River Uck has been released back to the wild this morning.
Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were amazed at how well she recovered overnight and decided that it would be best to get her out for release as deer can get easily stressed in captivity.
Rescuer Chris Riddington from Eastbourne accompanied by fellow rescuers Trevor Weeks, Laura Carrick and Kathy Martyn took the deer out to a section of woodland next to where she was found yesterday after being trapped in deep fast flowing freezing cold water.
In a quiet wooded area she was release back to the wild.
“It was so nice to see her run off in such a fit and healthy state after being in such a critical condition yesterday. It makes getting so cold and wet so well worth the effort to save her life, we are delighted and pleased she is back where she belongs” said Chris.
Read Yesterday Valentines Day Deer Rescue Story here.