THE RSPCA has successfully freed a deer that became entangled in a hammock in a Monmouth garden.

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Sian Burton was called to a Penyclawdd garden on Thursday [7 May] after a deer managed to get its antlers trapped in a hammock in the caller’s garden.

Deer Monmouth 1AWO Burton said: “The young deer was tangled in a string hammock and was really stressed as it couldn’t get out.

“We managed to cut the deer free from the from the netting. The deer stayed quite still for a couple of minutes while it gathered itself and then it ran off through a hedge and over a fence.

“It was an unusual thing to happen.”

If you spot a trapped animal you can call the RSPCA national cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999. Deer monmouth 3

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