Deer cause havoc for motorists on Ashley Road in Poole

Picture by Aron Padley

Picture by Aron Padley

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TWO deer have been causing havoc for motorists in Poole today.

The animals have been seen on Ashley Road running in between vehicles throughout the day.

Concerned drivers manager to usher the animals into a garden in Pearson Avenue but they later escaped.

Emma Williams spotted the deer as she was on her way to a council meeting.

The 31-year-old said: “I was driving along Ashley Road and one jumped out in front of me. Everyone was at a standstill.

“They were just jumping around on the road. One got run over but it came out the other end of the bus and carried on running around.

“We tried to stop the traffic and warn people because they kept jumping back out onto the road. They were clearing fences that were five foot high.”

Miss Williams and a group of other motorists managed to coax the animals into a cul-de-sac in a bid to prevent them from causing an accident or getting hurt.

“We blocked them in at Pearson Avenue with our cars,” she explained.

“They ended up in one of the gardens.”

Derek Parsons who lives on Pearson Avenue was in his garden when the drama unfolded.

“I saw my neighbour taking photographs and thought ‘what’s going on?’ I went out to have a look and there were two young deer in our neighbour's garden.

"We were most surprised. We get foxes but we haven’t had deer here before.

“They were very nervous.”

Amy Padley, owner of Isobel’s’ Bride and Groom shop on Ashley Road, said she first saw the animals at lunchtime today.

“We parked up on Pearson Avenue at around 12.30pm and saw the deer in the garden.

“Some of our neighbours said they have been here since 7am this morning.

“We were keeping guard of them to try to keep them coming out of the garden but they managed to get out.

“We haven’t seen them on Ashley Road for quite a while.”

A spokesman for the RSPCA said an officer is making their way to the scene.

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4:10pm Tue 13 May 14

Diesel Dog says...

Any enterprising butchers in Ashley Road anymore, With about 40 take aways i think Kebabs, sweet and sour or curried venison could be on the menu.
Any enterprising butchers in Ashley Road anymore, With about 40 take aways i think Kebabs, sweet and sour or curried venison could be on the menu. Diesel Dog
  • Score: -22

4:16pm Tue 13 May 14

pooleresident60 says...

Oh dear
Oh dear pooleresident60
  • Score: -18

4:24pm Tue 13 May 14

Listen fool says...

Oh 'deer' indeed !! (get it Deer like a deer but like the word dear) Mmmmmm lol lmfao
Oh 'deer' indeed !! (get it Deer like a deer but like the word dear) Mmmmmm lol lmfao Listen fool
  • Score: -34

4:28pm Tue 13 May 14

speedy231278 says...

Deer oh deer. That's what you get for building on all the green fields.
Deer oh deer. That's what you get for building on all the green fields. speedy231278
  • Score: -11

4:38pm Tue 13 May 14

Mindvor says...

"They were just jumping around on the road. One got run over but it came out the other end of the bus and carried on running around"

Did the bus eat it then excrete it?
"They were just jumping around on the road. One got run over but it came out the other end of the bus and carried on running around" Did the bus eat it then excrete it? Mindvor
  • Score: -13

4:38pm Tue 13 May 14

MrPitiful says...

They were trying to find their way into Bournemouth town centre for their mate's stag night.
They were trying to find their way into Bournemouth town centre for their mate's stag night. MrPitiful
  • Score: 49

4:45pm Tue 13 May 14

Listen fool says...

Holy cow! :)
Holy cow! :) Listen fool
  • Score: -8

4:56pm Tue 13 May 14

suzigirl says...

I hardly think it is a laughing matter really! Poor animals.........
I hardly think it is a laughing matter really! Poor animals......... suzigirl
  • Score: 27

5:16pm Tue 13 May 14

Domingo De Santa Clara says...

Is this a wind up? traffic moving on Ashley Rd?
What do you call a blind deer?
no idea
Is this a wind up? traffic moving on Ashley Rd? What do you call a blind deer? no idea Domingo De Santa Clara
  • Score: -5

5:18pm Tue 13 May 14

charlie2004 says...

They must be terrified. Beautiful creatures.
They must be terrified. Beautiful creatures. charlie2004
  • Score: 35

6:01pm Tue 13 May 14

dvdr says...

I am not of a nervous temperament, but Ashley Road frightens me!
I am not of a nervous temperament, but Ashley Road frightens me! dvdr
  • Score: 21

6:09pm Tue 13 May 14

BackOfTheNet says...

There were deer locally before cars arrived, hopefully there will still be when the obsession with motorised personal transport ends :)
There were deer locally before cars arrived, hopefully there will still be when the obsession with motorised personal transport ends :) BackOfTheNet
  • Score: -2

6:12pm Tue 13 May 14

Adrian XX says...

Hopefully these will become venison before they cause a road death.
Hopefully these will become venison before they cause a road death. Adrian XX
  • Score: -20

6:22pm Tue 13 May 14

bbird says...

MrPitiful wrote:
They were trying to find their way into Bournemouth town centre for their mate's stag night.
I would rather them in the town centre than the **** senseless kids around
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: They were trying to find their way into Bournemouth town centre for their mate's stag night.[/p][/quote]I would rather them in the town centre than the **** senseless kids around bbird
  • Score: 5

6:59pm Tue 13 May 14

Samo245 says...

Deery me
Deery me Samo245
  • Score: -4

7:08pm Tue 13 May 14

Tucktonite says...

I was offered 4 legs of Venison for £30............


Do you think that's two deer?
I was offered 4 legs of Venison for £30............ Do you think that's two deer? Tucktonite
  • Score: -3

7:33pm Tue 13 May 14

ashleycross says...

Domingo De Santa Clara wrote:
Is this a wind up? traffic moving on Ashley Rd?
What do you call a blind deer?
no idea
What do you call a blind deer that's asleep, still no idea.
[quote][p][bold]Domingo De Santa Clara[/bold] wrote: Is this a wind up? traffic moving on Ashley Rd? What do you call a blind deer? no idea[/p][/quote]What do you call a blind deer that's asleep, still no idea. ashleycross
  • Score: -5

7:34pm Tue 13 May 14

ashleycross says...

Tucktonite wrote:
I was offered 4 legs of Venison for £30............


Do you think that's two deer?
I think you'll find that 8 legs of venison for £30 is too dear....
[quote][p][bold]Tucktonite[/bold] wrote: I was offered 4 legs of Venison for £30............ Do you think that's two deer?[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that 8 legs of venison for £30 is too dear.... ashleycross
  • Score: 3

7:40pm Tue 13 May 14

ashleycross says...

At least they've now got a name they can keep for that pub that keeps changing, The Deer Leap
At least they've now got a name they can keep for that pub that keeps changing, The Deer Leap ashleycross
  • Score: 3

8:09pm Tue 13 May 14

slinky62 says...

Deer god who wants to be at the buck of these jokes?
Deer god who wants to be at the buck of these jokes? slinky62
  • Score: 0

8:50pm Tue 13 May 14

nickynoodah says...

I dream of the day when a deer can walk in to Bournemouth without his motives called into question by a gaggle of **** old bedsit georges in warden controlled rent free single rooms.
I dream of the day when a deer can walk in to Bournemouth without his motives called into question by a gaggle of **** old bedsit georges in warden controlled rent free single rooms. nickynoodah
  • Score: -3

8:53pm Tue 13 May 14

nickynoodah says...

********tnuc's******
********tnuc's****** nickynoodah
  • Score: -9

9:25pm Tue 13 May 14

BluebirdDorset says...

Apparently they are off poole quay now drinking in the Antlerope.
Apparently they are off poole quay now drinking in the Antlerope. BluebirdDorset
  • Score: 5

5:59am Wed 14 May 14

Phixer says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I dream of the day when a deer can walk in to Bournemouth without his motives called into question by a gaggle of **** old bedsit georges in warden controlled rent free single rooms.
Rent free, huh? Where do I get one of those?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I dream of the day when a deer can walk in to Bournemouth without his motives called into question by a gaggle of **** old bedsit georges in warden controlled rent free single rooms.[/p][/quote]Rent free, huh? Where do I get one of those? Phixer
  • Score: 8

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