17 January 2019

Media: Rotorua Daily Post
Topic: Deer on loose in Westbrook

Enquiry

Quite a bizarre request but supposedly last night there was a rogue deer on the loose in Westbrook. We have been shown a couple of pictures of it. Just wondering if council can confirm if they got any reports about it, and if animal control were involved?

​Response

From Rotorua Lakes Council’s Community and Regulatory Services manager, Neven Hill:

“Silver Fern Farms which owns the stag notified us last night that the animal had escaped from its premises in Pururu Street.  The company is looking for the stag and Council’s animal control has offered support if needed.  We haven’t received any reports about spotting the animal today, however we do encourage motorists and people on foot in the Fordlands and Westbrook suburbs to be cautious if they see the deer which will be frightened.”

 

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