Shock as deer are spotted wandering around Doncaster housing estate in Balby

This is the moment a Doncaster housing estate had some unexpected visitors – as a group of deer were seen wandering around in the darkness.

By Robert Cumber
Saturday, 23rd April 2022, 4:24 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2022, 11:28 am

Lauran Guidera took this great photo of the hooved intruders exploring the Alverley estate in Balby during the early hours of Friday, April 22, at around 5am.

She was delighted to see nature so close to home and to get such a good view as the creatures checked out their unfamiliar surroundings.

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Deer spotted wandering around the Alverley estate in Balby, Doncaster (pic by Lauran Guidera)

“I was very surprised to see them as I’ve never seen them before on the estate or even nearby,” said the 32-year-old.

“They were very relaxed and just walked over. They had a sniff about for a few minutes and then walked off again. It was beautiful to see and so surprising. They were just so calm.”

They are believed to be roe deer, which are the UK’s most common native variety and eat buds and leaves from trees and shrubs, as well as ferns, grasses and heathers.