Deer gets wedged upside down between house and oil tank
- Credit: Winterton Newsletter
A deer got so tightly wedged upside down in a tiny gap between an outside wall and an oil tank it was unable to wriggle free.
The young muntjac was seen "trotting down the street" in Winterton, the village's newsletter reported, before it squeezed through a gate at the side of the property, panicked and became stuck.
One person said it was "screeching for ages and very stressed".
A fire crew from Great Yarmouth took over an hour to free the animal, which was unharmed.
An entry on the Norfolk Fire and Rescue log for Saturday (April 9) said the crew was alerted at 12.33pm to the incident in The Lane close to the Fisherman's Return pub.
The post said crews used hand appliances to release the deer which was unharmed, officially closing the incident at 1.48pm. They were able to move the tank just enough to free the deer, wrap it up, and release it in fields nearby.