Highlands & Islands

Deer rescued from tangle with goal net in Lochinver

Deer in goal net Image copyright Gordon Robertson
Image caption The stag was untangled from the net

A red deer stag had to be rescued after getting its antlers tangled up in a goal net in Lochinver in the Highlands.

Assynt Foundation manager Gordon Robertson and gamekeeper Stuart Belshaw managed to free the animal from the net at a pitch in the Sutherland village.

It was not the first Highlands stag to get its antlers caught in something it should not have.

In March, a red deer stag was spotted in Applecross in Wester Ross with a bra tangled in its antlers.

The stag, one of several that graze around houses in the village, snagged the item of underwear while passing a washing line.

Image copyright Megan MacInnes
Image caption The Applecross stag with its colourful antler decoration

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