Deer spotted in Preston's Haslam Park

Deer have been spotted in a Preston park this morning (Friday, February 19).

Friday, 19th February 2021, 2:57 pm
Updated Friday, 19th February 2021, 6:44 pm

Josh Kramer, 24, from Ingol, spotted the roe deer whilst walking past the allotments in Haslam Park shortly after 8am.

"I saw it by the side of the allotments, where you walk up from the stream at the park, up to the canal.

"He seemed surprised to see me, but I was even more surprised to see him," he said.

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Josh Kramer spotted the deer in Preston's Haslam Park this morning (Friday, February 19). Credit: John Kramer

Josh said the city parks are rich in wildlife, especially in the early mornings, and are a great way to lift the spirits during lockdown.

"I have seen two female deer around the same area before, on separate occasions", he said, "but they have always run off as soon as they see me. Luckily, I was able to video this one.

"I walk the same route every day to see the wildlife. There is a family of otters on that stretch of canal too, and great spotted woodpeckers in the woods there, as well as many other birds.

"If you go first light you tend to see a good variety of wildlife."

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