Deer leaps through Brixham window
A DEER ran into a house and leapt out through a bedroom window in Brixham.
The 4ft-tall roe deer is believed to have been with a small herd seen at Berry Head before being spotted in gardens in Berry Head Road near the harbourside.
Retired IT manager Chris Chinnery (pictured) was standing in his garden with his landlady when he heard rustling over the garden wall on Saturday.
"Suddenly, this deer leapt over the wall — which looks only about 3ft high but it drops down another 12ft on my side into the courtyard — hitting the pergola," he said. "It only missed us by a couple of feet.
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"It was the most beautiful, amazing sight. But it was totally petrified.
"It tried to get out through a 9ft-high trellis gate. It kept head-butting the fence and as I went to try to open the gate, it turned and ran through the open door into the house.
"It headed straight for daylight on the other side, through my dining hall and into the bedroom.
"I just heard a crash as it jumped out through the window.
"Then it ran down the steps to the street and tried to get out twice before a passer-by opened the gate and let it out."
It is believed the deer may have been injured because it spent the night in a garden opposite and was still there when an RSPCA inspector was called the following morning.
But as the RSPCA officer drove off to get reinforcements to help capture the frightened deer, it ran off again to the garden of Gemma Colbert.
Gemma said: "I was amazed when I saw the deer trying to get up over a sheer wall.
"It leapt into the lower part over the wall into the garden and realised it was still trapped in an enclosed space, so it went back over the wall and out through the car park. I think it went further up the road. The deer had spent the night in the garden of a house opposite and the owner phoned the RSPCA."