Oh deer! Confused Stag who thinks its a dog
Bramble lives in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, with owner Geoff Grewcock, who rescued the adorable deer when it was just two weeks old.
Now aged 10, Bramble is so comfortable with Geoff he raids the fridge, gazes out of the window and has even been busted catching 40 winks on the bed.
Geoff, who owns Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, decided to hand-rear Bramble after the poor stag was found in a coma.
The 66-year-old has tried to release Bramble back into the wild on several occasions – but Bramble prefers his cushy home comforts!
Geoff said: “He’s like a little child, it’s the only way to describe him.
“He even curls up with the dogs, we have four.
“He’s got so much character, he’s one of the family now.”
Geoff is so used to Bramble coming in and out of the house he turns a blind eye to his antics.
He added: “He loves gazing out the window and watching people go by.
“He’ll lie down in front of the TV and watch Springwatch with us and the dogs.
“He even raids the fridge for vegetables as he’s a vegetarian and anything he doesn’t like he drops on the floor for the dogs.
“He’ll go up and greet friends and neighbours at the gate, he just gets on with everyone.
“Once I even caught him having a snooze on my bed!”
Bramble was found unconscious in a field when he was two weeks old, and the deer was brought to Geoff’s sanctuary.
He said: “We managed to get him out of the coma and hand-reared him.
“We tried to release him into the wild, but in a deer park he might only have had a three year life span.
“In captivity they can live up to 17 years.
“I wasn’t going to hand-rear him and then let him be culled in a deer park when he’s three.
“He’s one of the family.”