A deer that has been on
the run in Coventry city centre for several weeks was caught
today – in a public toilet.
adult Muntjac deer had been spotted roaming the city centre for
food. It had been seen in streets right in the centre of town,
such as Little Park Street.
The fugitive deer was
spotted today and was finally caught after being herded into the
men’s toilets in Leigh Mills car park.
RSPCA animal collection
officer Steven Lloyd, who took the deer for treatment for a
minor leg injury, said the deer may have come from the War
“The deer was seen
wandering around the city centre for several weeks and even
past the police station but was proving very difficult to
“It had probably
been scavenging for food under the cover of darkness to
survive having wandered into the centre from the park.
“The deer suffered a
minor injury to its leg which it will be treated for before
being released back into the countryside.”
ACO Lloyd said the deer
was well away from its natural habitat and needed to be
“This deer has
survived very well in the city centre, but it is far from an
ideal place for it to live.
“It has survived
scavenging for food so far, but it needs to be back in the
countryside in its natural habitat where it belongs.”