A HAPLESS deer needed rescuing after getting wedged upside down in a narrow gap between two walls in a freak accident.
Bizarre images show the animal with its legs in the air after getting trapped in the 12-inch space.
Baffled RSPCA officers were called to the scene in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, yesterday afternoon after a resident heard the deer crying out.
Firefighters and the RSPCA were forced to tie its legs together before gently hauling the terrified animal to safety.
Steve Wickham, an animal welfare officer for the RSPCA, said: ‘It had hooves on top and antlers beneath and was very much still alive.
‘I’ve looked at the photos and I’ve still no real idea of how it got there, wedged upside down.
‘The usual procedure is to hobble the animal — tie its legs together — but it kept kicking those off.
‘So me and the firefighters had to hold its legs and head still while we got ropes under it and then as we lifted it out.
‘I’m nursing a fair few cuts and bruises this morning but we got it out and the deer was last seen running off into the woods.’