A deer hit by a vehicle on a Gerrards Cross road has sadly died despite aid from the local police team.
On July 24, officers from Thames Valley Police’s South Buckinghamshire team were called to help the stricken animal, which had been hit on the A40. They called in Bucks-based animal charity Tiggywinkles, who took him back to their site for treatment.
A spokesperson for Tiggywinkles has now confirmed that the deer had a broken spine, and that the decision was made to put it to sleep.
The spokesperson said: “In terms of advice, we would urge drivers to be really careful when driving along roads where deer are likely to be nearby.
“Dusk and dawn are likely to be the times when deer are most active, so particular care should be taken then.
“Should the worst happen, you should always stop and seek medical attention for the deer.
“Although in this case the outcome was not good for the deer, we would still always recommend to the public that they get in touch because we were able to end the suffering and ensure he was not left in pain and alone. Thank you for helping us to help British wildlife.”
To get in touch with Tiggywinkles concerning an injured or distress animal, call 01844 292292.
Photo credit: Thames Valley Police South Buckinghamshire