Second deer spotted in central Sheffield location in less than a week

An adventurous deer has been spotted at yet another Sheffield urban location – the second in less than a week.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:20 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:34 pm
The deer pictured near Sheffield train station.
The deer pictured near Sheffield train station.

Sheffielder Brandon Egley from the Dogs of Sheffield Twitter page bumped into a surprise visitor this morning near Sheffield train station.

The deer, which he believed could be the same spotted swimming in Kelham Island last week, was seen jumping over a fence and grazing near the Cholera Monument on Claywood Drive.

Previously, in lockdown, a Muntjac deer was seen trotting around a Sheffield city centre car park, and a badger was spotted on the deserted concourse of Sheffield railway station.

Oh deer! Are you lost?

Although, Mr Egley now believes that this is not the same deer spotted in Kelham Island.

He said: “Been reliably informed that this likely isn't the one from the Don as that was a Muntjack and this is a Roe Deer.

“Maybe they're returning to claim Norfolk Park as it was originally a deer park.”

Wildlife expert and Telegraph columnist, Ian Rotherham, wrote last year about spotting deer around Sheffield.

The deer did not seem too shocked by having its picture taken.

He said: “They actually occur in farmland and woodland between the city and the Peak, but the easiest place to spot wild red deer is on the Eastern Moors and specifically Big Moor.

"If you want a good chance to get close to either red deer or fallow deer however, then Chatsworth Park is your best bet. Choose a day when fewer people are around or either early or late in the day, and you are guaranteed good views.”