Trapped deer found on Blackburn street

Blackburn Citizen: The trapped deer The trapped deer

A WILD deer caused heads to turn after it found its way onto a housing estate before being rescued by residents — on Roebuck Close.

The young buck is believed to have found its way from its natural habitat in Witton Country Park, Blackburn, to the Galligreaves and Griffin estate.

In a barely-believable twist of fate, the errant animal ended up being apprehended and rescued after its legs became tangled in a metal fence.

Residents were alerted when the animal ran through gardens and across roads.

It is believed to have left the park, crossed Preston Old Road and Griffin Park before entering the estate. Witnesses said it was in a distressed state and concerns increased after its hind legs became tangled in the fence.

Local lads Gary Horton and Lee and Stuart Pearson then gently freed the buck, restraining it and covering its head with a towel to calm it down while they waited for professional help.

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Uniformed officers from the RSPCA arrived within 45 minutes and took control. They found the deer was physically unharmed after its unexpected adventure and it was later released back the more suitable environment of Witton Park.

Coun Carol Walsh, who lives nearby, called the RSPCA after being told about the deer.

She said: “To be honest, I thought I was being wound up when someone told me there was a deer on the loose on Roebuck Close. Maybe it had read the road signs. Sure enough, there was a deer, antlers and all, on the streets.

“The RSPCA were brilliant and everyone was happy that the poor thing was unharmed.”

The Galligreaves and Griffin Action Group rewarded Gary, Lee and Stuart with a £5 gift voucher each and a certificate of commendation for their public spirited actions in looking after the deer.

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11:53am Fri 9 May 14

HarryBosch says...

Oh dear!

And that's as bad as LT's play on Roebuck Close!
Oh dear! And that's as bad as LT's play on Roebuck Close! HarryBosch
  • Score: 12

11:55am Fri 9 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Quick thinking VERY WELL DONE. GARY, LEE and STUART, Refreshing to hear when someone does something out of the ordinary.
Quick thinking VERY WELL DONE. GARY, LEE and STUART, Refreshing to hear when someone does something out of the ordinary. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 35

11:58am Fri 9 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Oh dear!

And that's as bad as LT's play on Roebuck Close!
But it's amazing how there always seems to be a councillor on hand to help with these situations especially around election time !!
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Oh dear! And that's as bad as LT's play on Roebuck Close![/p][/quote]But it's amazing how there always seems to be a councillor on hand to help with these situations especially around election time !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 9

12:18pm Fri 9 May 14

LadyB28 says...

Some Councillor's yes but this one is always around whenever you need her! Shes more or less on call 24hr and I can vouch for that!!!
Some Councillor's yes but this one is always around whenever you need her! Shes more or less on call 24hr and I can vouch for that!!! LadyB28
  • Score: 13

2:12pm Fri 9 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

LadyB28 wrote:
Some Councillor's yes but this one is always around whenever you need her! Shes more or less on call 24hr and I can vouch for that!!!
There is always an exception for Blackburn but many of the rest are basically attention seeking at this time !!! Pity really !
[quote][p][bold]LadyB28[/bold] wrote: Some Councillor's yes but this one is always around whenever you need her! Shes more or less on call 24hr and I can vouch for that!!![/p][/quote]There is always an exception for Blackburn but many of the rest are basically attention seeking at this time !!! Pity really ! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 5

7:26pm Fri 9 May 14

ossym says...

Something like this has happened before in little harwood, could they not both have come from the railyway.
Poor bambi might be missing his mum,
Something like this has happened before in little harwood, could they not both have come from the railyway. Poor bambi might be missing his mum, ossym
  • Score: 10

8:03pm Fri 9 May 14

mmickk says...

Metal fence on Gally estate bet its not their tomorrow after this!!
Metal fence on Gally estate bet its not their tomorrow after this!! mmickk
  • Score: 1

9:20pm Sat 10 May 14

crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff says...

Happy ending to the deer story. It's nice to see the Pearson brothers in the paper for a good reason, it makes a change
Happy ending to the deer story. It's nice to see the Pearson brothers in the paper for a good reason, it makes a change crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff
  • Score: 2

1:30pm Sun 11 May 14

ossym says...

crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff wrote:
Happy ending to the deer story. It's nice to see the Pearson brothers in the paper for a good reason, it makes a change
PS Well done guys.
[quote][p][bold]crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff[/bold] wrote: Happy ending to the deer story. It's nice to see the Pearson brothers in the paper for a good reason, it makes a change[/p][/quote]PS Well done guys. ossym
  • Score: 2

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