Motorists have been warned to be cautious after a deer was spotted on the loose in central Sydney, just days after two of the animals were seen gallivanting through the city’s inner west.
Several drivers called 2GB’s Ben Fordham to say they has spotted the deer on Harris St, Pyrmont, in the early hours of Thursday morning.
NSW Police have since issued a warning to drivers.
“Citybound motorists are warned to take extra care after a deer was seen in the Pyrmont area about 5.30am,” NSW Police tweeted.
“Police are seeking specialist assistance from the RSPCA.
“Anyone who sees the deer is urged not to approach it and call police.”
Earlier this month, officers were baffled to receive calls that two of the four-legged creatures were seen walking through the city’s inner west.
At the time, Leichhardt Acting Inspector David Westgarth said it was unclear where the deer had come from, or how they came to roam the residential streets of Leichhardt.
“No one has reported missing deer. It’s a bit of a stretch for them to get all the way here from a national park. So we’re not really sure what happened,” Inspector Westgarth said.
One of the animals was eventually found and captured after it got stuck behind an airconditioning unit. It had to be euthanised due to serious injuries.
The other deer was never captured. Despite several sightings, police always arrived too late.
“I was in my sitting room reading a newspaper when I heard a crashing noise coming from next door,” local resident Nick Zavisic said of the previous deer encounter.
Police said the deer had gotten stuck in a tight spot behind a backyard fence and would keep an eye on it until animal rescue volunteers arrived.
“The people who live there were pretty surprised,” Inspector Westgarth said.
It has been an interesting year for Sydney on the animal front.
A woman in her 40s was rushed to hospital last month after being attacked by a buffalo in southwestern Sydney.
Paramedics were called to Campbelltown Rd in Denham Court where they treated a woman for an injury to her upper leg.
Neighbour Stefan Murphy told NCA NewsWire it appeared the woman was visiting the property – where multiple buffalo live – as there were extra cars there that morning.
“They have some pretty big ones,” he said. “They’re usually locked in.”
And in February, three baboons roamed around Royal Prince Alfred Hospital after escaping their facilities. They were eventually captured after an hours long search.