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Spotted deer found dead in Yelahanka

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The carcass of a spotted deer at Judicial Layout in Bangalore on Thursday.
The carcass of a spotted deer at Judicial Layout in Bangalore on Thursday.

Staff Reporter

Bangalore: A spotted deer was found dead at the Judicial Layout in Yelahanka on Thursday morning, most likely after injuring itself in a tangle of barbed wire, according to the State Forest Department.

The carcass was taken to Hebbal Veterinary Hospital for postmortem and the results would be out in two days, said Assistant Conservator of Forest, Bangalore North, Puttuswamy.

“The deer might have been chased by stray dogs and got stuck while negotiating a barbed wire,” he said. He said there were no significant external injuries on the animal.

While it was unusual to find spotted deer in a city, Mr. Puttuswamy added that a deer had been sighted a few days ago at Jakkur. “There is the Byalkere reserve forest a few km north of Yelahanka, and it is possible that the deer wandered into Judicial Layout from there,” a UAS professor said.

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