Deer’s antlers were tangled in rope

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A deer was rescued by the RSPCA after his antlers got tangled in rope round a horse jump.

RSPCA officers were called to a field in Smalley Mill Road, Horsley, near Derby, on Wednesday, October 19, to reports of the trapped fallow deer.

A team of four officers worked together to hold the young buck still and cut the rope which was wrapped around his antlers.

Inspector Mick Darling said: “The deer was caught by some rope on the antlers which was then attached to some horse jumps in a field.

“We used a blanket to cover the deer to keep him calm and still while I used a knife to cut the rope away.

“He wasn’t injured so he was released back into the wild.”

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