Wild deer escapes temple, set free again

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A wild deer that escaped from captivity at a Sattahip temple has been set free again.

A Samae San Moo 1 village headman alerted district officials that the animal had escaped from Khao Luang Poh Dam Temple Sept. 21. He feared local residents would capture and kill the animal for food.

The deer was spotted rummaging through people’s yards, looking for food. Animal-control officers needed an hour to capture the deer.

Animal-control officers have turned the young deer over to the Banglamung Wildlife Center to be released in a safe wooded area.Animal-control officers have turned the young deer over to the Banglamung Wildlife Center to be released in a safe wooded area.

They then handed it over to the Banglamung Wildlife Center to be released in a safe wooded area.

The Buddhist Sangha Supreme Council in August issued new regulations prohibiting temples nationwide from raising or keeping wild species and producing talismans out of parts of protected or endangered species.