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Tame fawn rescued by wildlife centre
9:00am Saturday 5th January 2013 in News
A FAWN that is so tame it would not make it in the wild has been taken in by a rescue centre in Thorrington.
The baby roe deer, which has been named Bramble, has been taken in by Wildlives Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, in Frating Road.
The animal was found by a dogwalker on New Year’s Day.
Centre manager Rosie Catford said: “The person was walking their dog and the little fawn came running up to them and wanted to play.
“Luckily the dog was very friendly, but a tame deer in the wild would be a very short lived deer.
“It looks as if the fawn had an injury a couple of months ago.
“A well meaning member of the public has probably taken it in and it has got tame, before releasing it.”
The six-month old fawn was treated by a vet as it had a number of teeth hanging out.
It is thought the deer had suffered a jaw injury which is healing.
“The deer just wants to play – and comes up and tries to butt you,” added Ms Catford.
“At the moment it has stubby inch-long horns, but when it becomes a stag it will have long pointy antlers that would cause serious injury.”
It is hoped the deer can be taken in by a deer sanctuary in Sussex, where the fawn will be integrated with other deers before being released into the wild.