Deer stags make surprise appearance in Alconbury

TWO red deer stags made a surprise appearance in Alconbury last weekend. The animals caused traffic on the A14 to slow to a crawl as they ran alongside the carriageway at Stukeley and Alconbury, according to Hunts Post reader and aerial photographer Geoff

TWO red deer stags made a surprise appearance in Alconbury last weekend.

The animals caused traffic on the A14 to slow to a crawl as they ran alongside the carriageway at Stukeley and Alconbury, according to Hunts Post reader and aerial photographer Geoff Soden, who took this picture.

"They were around the airfield for a few hours," he added. "We think they had come into the area at night then, with all the traffic stayed within the A14 and A1 roads for around three hours."

Although they are far from rare in East Anglian woodland, they were a first sighting for arable farmer Georgina Grey (pictured), of Brooklands Farm.


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"I've been farming here all my life and I've never seen anything like it before," she told The Hunts Post. I think these ones came from Huntingdon way. I don't know whether they escaped from somewhere or not. I was stunned.

"I got pretty close to them but they fled. We're quite used to seeing muntjac deer, but these red deer had us all struggling to know what to do."

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The animals saved them the trouble of deciding as they disappeared overnight.

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