A pregnant deer has died after its head became trapped in the netting of some goalposts at Henderson Sport and Social Club, Harold Hill, Romford.
A group of local residents rushed to the doe’s aid after a walker discovered her and cut the net from around her neck but the deer had sadly passed away.
Jan and Shantel Louise, from local volunteer group Harold Hill Deer Aid, as well as Lorraine Stevens, contacted a vet who came to help them perform an emergency caesarian in an attempt to rescue the fawn, but sadly the fawn had already died as well.
Nets including those used for football and tennis can present a hazard to deer who can easily become trapped. When not in use it's best for these to be folded away to prevent this sort of tragedy.
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