A friend told me last night he had a deer in his 2 acre garden for three days and it had run up and down a border fence and worn a path in his lawn. He called me this morning that it was still there and i went round to see what was needing done. The yearling Doe was smashing in to his barbed wire fence and was ignoring a wide hole in a wall and had no interest in the always open 12' gates. The neighbouring houses were to the left of the fence and quite private and shielded by a tall fir hedge... After 10 attempts to flush her through the escape routes i noticed she had seriously damaged her face with running full speed into the Ryloc fence and had some dental and nasal damage.
A neighbour came over and also suggested she was in pain and should be shot and i thought of using my Chessie to catch her and i could despatch the poor soul with my knife.
I had my .22 rimmy but as a last resort we manage to get her to bolt over the hole in the wall but she got well tangled up in a thick beech hedge and i caught her and let her go..
Do you think i done the right thing or will she starve/dehydrate due to the damage to her head?