Tag Archives: Fallow deer

Rescuers were called out to a potentially dangerous deer rescue in a field at Cackle Street, near Uckfield, East Sussex on Saturday (28th July 2012) night. The deer would have starved to death if rescuers had not found the deer and helped it in time.

Volunteer rescuers from Polegate, Uckfield and Chelwood Gate rushed to the aid of an adult male fallow deer with its antlers caught in electric rope. "When we received the call it was clear from the caller that deer was seriously stuck and in need of urgent help. This is the second deer which we have had to rescue at this location caught in rope. When we arrived the deer was exhausted and had been running back and forth trying to get free but sadly just getting more and more entangled. The deer would try running away and then flip over and land on his back quite violently as the rope reached its limit. It was very distressing to see, but as a rescuer you have to put your emotions aside and concentrate on the job at hand" explained rescuer co-ordinator Trevor Weeks MBE. » Read more

Veterinary ambulances from Uckfield and Polegate rushed to the aid of an adult male fallow deer caught by its antlers in strands of rope from an electric fence today. Volunteer rescuers Trevor Weeks (Uckfield), Tony Neads (Polegate) and Kate Cuddis (Hove) and Plumpton College Student Zoe Langley (who lives in Lewes and is on a work experience placement) attended on site but what faced them was a much more dangerous situation that was first thought. » Read more

Volunteer rescuers are describing the birth of a baby deer as nothing short of a miracle after its mum's horrendous ordeal.

Button the miracle baby fallow deer rescued in October 2009 by East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), who despite the odds, survived after being cut free from stock fencing which caused a nasty ligature wound around her stomach, was born 3 months later than normal, suffered from haemorrhagic enteritis, died and was resuscitated and lost the tips of her ears due to frost bite/hypothermia; has survived and now amazingly given birth to her own baby deer! » Read more

Volunteer rescuers had a surprise when they turned up for a deer rescue to find it was completely white and thought to be an albino deer. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called about 3pm yesterday (Wednesday 22nd April) about a deer caught in a rope at Mayfield. Volunteer rescuers Trevor Weeks and Kathy Martyn from Uckfield and Tony Neads from Polegate attended on site. The completely white male fallow deer had its antlers caught in the rope from a rope swing in a woodland. The deer was thrashing around at the top of a 20ft sheer drop to a stream. » Read more

An Uckfield Veterinary Practice has helped save the life of a young female fallow deer rescued by volunteers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS).

Trevor Weeks, Rescue Co-ordinator of WRAS helped by new volunteer Kathy Martyn, caught the deer at near Blackboys and transported it to Henley House Vets where veterinary surgeon Chris Hall was able to place the deer on life saving fluids and give pain relief. Due to the specialist nature of the injury the deer was rushed straight to a specialist Deer Hospital at St Tiggywinkles in Buckinghamshire where the deer in now being treated. » Read more