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.
Rescuers had a bizarre call-out just after midnight this morning after a small deer was seen walking down Uckfield High Street. Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were on site within 20 minutes but the deer could not be found.
Volunteer rescuers risked serious injury when they went to help a stag caught in the netting discarded from hay bails on Saturday 1st March 2008. A stag somehow managed to get the netting caught in his antlers and as he crossed a barbed wire fence the netting became caught.
Volunteer rescuers have successfully released yet another stag from netting. The deer was caught in a woodland down Howbourne Lane, Buxted near Uckfield.
WRAS rescuers Trevor Weeks, Tim McKenzie and Arron Banks attended on site within 30 minutes and were led to the entangled deer by local resident Mrs Stern. "On arrival the deer was already very tired and heavily entangled, but luckily only by its antlers." said Trevor.
An adult deer has been freed by volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) in the early hours after getting stuck between a wall and a fence of a house near Halland.
"We believe the deer panicked after almost being hit by a car on the main road and the deer then ran between a house and a wooden fence." explain Trevor Weeks.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) received an unusual call which at first they thought was going to be a hoax. Sussex Police phoned at midday on Saturday reporting that a deer had been seen on the beach near Seaford sailing club.
Volunteers from a animal charity are growing increasingly concerned about the frequency in which they are being called out to tackle deer caught in electric fencing and other materials.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) has attended four incidents this year so far. They have also attended 4 other deer caught in stock fencing and/or rope this year too - making eight in total so far this year.
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.
Volunteer rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) are becoming very tired and already starting to struggle as night time call outs start to increase.
At this time of year the organisation always starts to get more nighttime calls, but daytime calls are on the decrease. "This can be a big problem as over all the number of calls decreases but the hours worked increases" said Trevor Week, Rescue Co-ordinator for WRAS.
Volunteer rescuers are getting fed up of not knowing for sure what is going on with movement restrictions due to the Foot & Mouth Outbreak.
On Saturday rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were told by DEFRA that there was a movement ban on hedgehogs, vets from St Annes Vets in Eastbourne contacted DEFRA on Sunday to be told that were was not a ban on their movement, Monday WRAS contacted DEFRA again to be told one minute that were was not a ban and then next minute that there was a ban.