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Conor74
2010-12-27 10:17:47
Wire cutters for trapped animals...
Was out on Mangerton yesterday to see the last of the snow. On the descent back towards the Old Kenmare Road found a deer with one of its hind legs completely trapped in a wire fence it had obviously tried to jump bu failed to clear. After about 15 minutes of a struggle and the cost of a pair of (admittedly very cheap) gloves, managed to untangle it, but it was still in some shock and distress and stayed on the ground for a while before hobbling away. Rang the Park Ranger service but as expected there really was lttle they could do once it was freed, they were hardly gonna stalk the National Park for a limping deer and airlift it to A&E . Second time this has happened in the past 6 months after freeing a sheep trapped in the exact same way - hind leg goes between top two strands on takeoff, so when the animal lands on the other side the wrires are wrapped around it and tighten as the animal tries to move away. Anyway, the whole thing got me thinking, maybe a wire cutter wouldn't be such a bad thing to have in the bag from now on. Not advocating damage to property of course, and of course the farmer/landowner should be notified, but think most would be fine if the odd strand were cut to release an animal (often possibly their own).
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