Inner City Deer Mystery
Police have no idea how two rusa deer were spotted in the inner city suburbs of Leichhart, Balmain and Annandale.
7News reported "Police were called about 6.30am on Tuesday after reports of deer running through Balmain, Leichhardt and Annandale".
The RSPCA is on the way to a property at Annadale where one deer is believed to have been cornered in the backyard.
A second deer is still on the run.
“Oh dear!” one local wrote on Facebook.
“Walking the dog this morning, I saw them running down Mackenzie Street.
“Thought I was imagining it but ran into another dog walker who saw them too. I’ve advised the police.”
One Leichhardt resident said she noticed her cats were “freaking out” and when she went to see what was happening outside she found one of the deer stuck in her unit complex.
“Managed to coax it out the gate as it was really distressed, kept running into the walls and fence,” she wrote.
Several residents joked that Christmas may have come early in 2020.
“Lol and I thought I was organised for Christmas decorations,” one wrote.
Rusa are known to wander through the suburban areas of the Sutherland Shire however this is normally witnessed throughtout their rutting period.