ending for plucky deer Prancer after Christmas car accident
wildlife carers have given a deer the festive name Prancer after
she was hurt in a car accident last weekend but has recovered fast
enough to be released back into the wild before Christmas.
roe deer was struck down on a local road by a passing car at the
weekend. Luckily, veterinary nurse Emma Canill was quickly
on the scene and managed to take the unconscious animal to a vets surgery for treatment.
Prancer appeared not to have suffered any injuries, Emma rang
the team at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill to
check if it would be alright to let her go.
Pauline Kidner said the deer could well have been temporarily
blinded since this often occurs through stress in these situations.
The animal was checked over again and this was indeed found to
be the case.
World's carers collected Prancer and kept her under treatment at the centre near Burnham for the past few days, also
dealing with an ulcer.
the animal was assessed to be fully recovered on Tuesday (December
23rd) and was released back into the wild by charity volunteer
Roger Lucken, pictured, and Pauline.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are so pleased to have been
able to release Prancer in time for Christmas. Hopefully, she
will meet up with the rest of her family and may even be available
if a deer is needed to guide Santa Claus on Christmas Eve!"
and volunteers will be working all over the Christmas period to
help with the casualties at the moment in their Centre. They will
be on-call 24 hours a day if needed. Click here
to find out more about the charity's work.