Srinagar – People In Batmalu were astonished today to find a young deer in their midst, but deeply saddened to see that it had been severely mauled by stray dogs.
Found in the Firdausabad locality, the deer was later taken by the wildlife department into its custody for treatment, and then released in the Dachigam sanctuary, reports said.
It was not clear how the animal had found its way so deep into the heavily populated city.
Eyewitnesses said that the tender cub had been spotted surrounded by packs of ferocious dogs, and was bleeding profusely.
Failing in efforts to rescue it, the locals called up the wildlife department in Dachigam whose emergency team finally saved the day.
The deer was taken to the veterinary hospital in Gaw Kadal for treatment for its wounds were it received 15 stitches, reports said.
Wildlife official Nisar Ahmad Bhat, who headed the rescue team, said that the cub must have been barely 5 to 6 months old, and was out of danger after treatment. (Observer News Service)
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