Published: 11:43, 20 October 2020
| Updated: 11:53, 20 October 2020
People have been urged to keep an eye out for a deer spotted roaming the streets of a town.
Residents of Marshall Road, Rainham, were surprised to see the animal outside of its natural habitat and dangerously close to the A2 yesterday.
The creature was first spotted in Bredhurst Woods on Friday.
However, concerns were raised when it was seen nearly three miles away in Marshall Road – which is close to the A2.
Chairman of Bredhurst Woodland Action Group, Vanessa Jones, said: "When it was in the woods, as it's a wild animal, we would leave it be.
"People where then saying it was quite tame and coming up to them, which raised concerns, but it was in its natural environment, so we left it alone.
"Then we had reports yesterday morning and last night that it was in Marshall Road."
"If it's in a rural location, leave it alone – but if it's on the edge of a busy road, for the animal's own safety and for motorists' safety, it needs to be taken somewhere."
Owner of the Happy Pants Animal Sanctuary, Amey James, received a call from the police last night who had cornered the deer in a garden but by the time she arrived it had fled.
She said: "From all accounts I've heard it is quite friendly, it keeps coming up to people.
"If you see it, put a bit of feed out for it, some fruit, if you can try and keep it in your garden so it doesn't run before I get there that would be great."
If you see the deer, call Amey on 07543 635289.