Having applied for the deer wardens scheme, one of the questions in the application is regarding the removal of the carcass!
It make sense that's should it be on the public highway then it is the responsibility the highways agency to remove it at their cost! However after a lengthy conversation with environmental agency, then local council and finally highways agency, it appears that in order for it to be removed by the appointed disposal service it would have to be left at the scene!
Have expressed that this wouldn't make sense to leave a deer in the middle of the road or in a position that could cause further incidents surely I should either remove it to a safe position I.e my house for collection the following day, or to provide a suitable facility where I would be able to drop of the carcass for incineration!!
Oh no - so far the advice has been (this is from all the authority's mentioned above)
- cut it up into small bits and put it out with your waste
- put it outside your house in the road then call the council
- pay for it at your pet crematorium
- leave it at the scene and call the police????
These answers have come from the most senior person I was able to talk too... Please could someone provide the correct legally suitable option.
Preferably relevant to Sussex and Hampshire.
Thanks again to everyone for your comments...