I was out yesterday afternoon and decided to sit up a highseat and see what was about, after about half an hour, I could hear some dogs barking, then a roe deer appeared running up the boundary hedge/ ditch with 2 jack Russell's in hot pursuit on the neighbours side.
the dogs were grabbing the deers legs, and the deer would stop, then they released it and barked at it until it ran again, this happened several times before the deer went down and screeched when the dogs grabbed it by the neck.
i unload and got down from the seat and approached on my side of the boundary as an out of breath owner of the dogs appeared, he got hold of the dogs just as I got to the scene and I aired my opinion to him of the events quite clearly.
i asked him several times where the deer was and he said it had ran into the nearby wood 100 yrds away when he got the dogs of off the deer, I was not convinced and could hear a noise 20 yrds away in the ditch, so I looked in from my side, while the guy walked away dragging the 2 terriers, and found the deer exhausted led in the ditch with its head swaying from side to side, it didn't try to move when I was next to it so I despatched it immediately.
the deer had bite marks on all its lower legs and blood coming from neck wounds and its nose and mouth.
on inspection the deer appeared to be a last years fawn and was quite skinny, I gralloched it and there were no concerns on the internals, maybe a little sign of pneumonia but nothing else.
should I report the dogs owner and who to ?
can the deer go into the food chain ( it was despatched by a shot all be at very close range) ?
anything else I should do ?