down, deer! Runaway animal brings Highbridge to a standstill
deer briefly brought the centre of Highbridge to a standstill
on Wednesday (May 2nd) when it gave police, residents and wildlife
carers the run-around.
briefly closed Church Street to traffic shortly after 10am after
the animal was seen dodging in between moving cars along the busy
despite the best efforts of police officers and wildlife carers
from Secret World to capture the animal, no-one was able to catch
the swift-footed animal, which even appeared to stick out its
tongue at Burnham-On-Sea.com's photographer at one point, as pictured
deer almost caused an accident as it ran in between the cars along
Church Street before leaping over several walls and running through
people's gardens," eyewitness Jason Adams told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
police and Secret World were called to try and catch it due to
concern about its welfare and that of motorists, but no-one could
gave everyone the run-around and eventually made its escape through
Highbridge cemetry, jumping over an 8ft wall in the process, and
was then not seen again!"
deer running past two police cars during Wednesday's chase
World's carers arrived with a large net but the deer still evaded
deer took a quick breather before heading off again...
Police joined the search for the animal in hedges around the
off again... the deer taking chase through town centre gardens
deer eventually ran off through Highbridge's churchyard