Animals Video

By Ellie Duncombe


A deer was rescued on Christmas Day after it got it’s antlers caught in a wire fence.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service rescued the deer at 9am on Christmas Day morning in a field behind Buxted Court.

The deer was seen struggling to free itself from a wire fence, and the rescuers claim there was a small herd of female deer who were with the deer, worried and wondering why he couldn’t get free.

Pic by Caters News (PICTURED: A screen grab of the deer caught in the fence being set loose.) – A deer was rescued on Christmas Day after it got its antlers caught in a wire fence. East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service rescued the deer at 9am on Christmas Day morning in a field behind Buxted Court. The deer was seen struggling to free itself from a wire fence, and the rescuers claim there was a small herd of female deer who were with the deer, worried and wondering why he couldnt get free. SEE CATERS COPY

The footage shows the deer frantically trying to free himself, forcefully trying to launch itself away from the fence.

Rescuer Trevor Weeks, from Uckfield, said: “We could see the deer had been caught for some time and was clearly very stressed and tired.

“Luckily the deer had no injuries and the rope was quickly and efficiently removed using cutting equipment.

“Looking at the markings on the floor and the state of the deer, it was obvious the deer had been caught since the early hours of the morning.”