Wild deer slams into car during fight with rival in Richmond Park

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Footage captured by an onlooker shows the two stags trying to assert dominance in Richmond Park last Wednesday. the animals gives and begins to away – only to slam straight into a visitor’s vehicle. The deer remains in mid-air, leaning against the window the car for a few seconds before hitting the ground.


It then springs back into action and resumes the fight its opponent in the park. Lander Esparza Zudaire captured the footage while out for a walk last week. Posting the footage on Twitter, he wrote: ‘I thought I was safe keeping enough distance… but clearly I was wrong.’ Lander added that the stag that ran into the car appeared to be ‘isolated from the surroundings and just focused on ’.


from the Royal Parks have previously warned visitors the animals are not ‘Disney creatures’. They advise to stay at least 50 metres away from deer and remain aware surroundings so they do not come between two rutting stags or a mother and her calf. Rutting place between September and November and sees dominant stags compete to mate the female deer. Stags are often pumped testosterone during this , meaning visitors could be put at risk. It comes after a singer was kicked by an ‘aggressive’ deer as she posed for photos in Richmond Park amid rutting . Gemma Louisianna, 28, said she was ‘terrified’ after the animal suddenly shoved her, leaving her a sore back and ‘a few bruises’.