It's that time of year when fawns are getting caught by the back leg as they have gained enough confidence to jump the fences.
The main culprit seems to be twin strand barbed wire over stock fence and indeed all the deer I have found or been called out to, have been caught like this this and the leg is also caught in the stock fence.
Recommendations for minimising this seem to be a single strand of barbed wire over the stock fence. My landowner has asked my why this reduces the incidence of Fawns getting caught up ?
So my question is...is it because a single strand is slightly lower than a double strand fence ? can anyone please explain to me the precise mechanism of deer getting caught and why a single strand reduces the likelihood ?