Oh deer! Photographer captures the moment dog off lead caused dangerous deer stampede

By Jamie Smith


A photographer has captured the moment a group of deerwere chased around a park by a dog – only to have them circle around him.

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The unnamed snapper was wielding his camera in London’s Royal Parks at a distance from the bucks – but suddenly noticed them moving at speed.

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He suddenly realised the animals were stampeding after fleeing from a dog off the lead, which was chasing them.

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But after a while the dog’s luck was out as the deercame back across and grouped together, meaning the pet couldn’t run at individual animals any more.

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The photographer said: “The dog chased the deeracross the river, then it was chasing them in circles.

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 “Luckily, then the group came together so the dog couldn’t pick off a single one.

 “I wasn’t expecting the deerto circle back and come back across the river.”