On the way home tonight I saw a van with its hazards on by the side of the road, as i got closer I realised it was an RSPCA van and a woman kneeling beside a deer.
I pulled over to offer some assistance and the RSPCA guy came from behind his van and explained that the doe had been clipped by a car, broken 3 of its legs and he was going to dispatch it. I offered to hold the deer while he did but the woman insisted on 'comforting' it. The guy then used what I presume was a captive bolt gun to punch a hole in the top of the skull, then inserted a rod down into (i presume) the top of its spine (presumably damaging the central cortex) the doe gave one kick and was gone. Sad to see a beautiful animal in pain, obviously ignored by the driver that caused it, more sad to see a woman struggling to contain herself, but still willing to comfort the animal in distress, even tho it distressed her.
Saddest of all was, given the circumstances, didnt feel right to ask about the carcass