A home in a Mumbai slum had an unexpected visitor recently. Not just the visitor, even the mode of arrival was unusual as it was not from the door, but from the rooftop. A deer came crashing down from the rooftop of home in the city’s Powai recently and has been safely rescued.
As per an account shared by Pawan Sharma, associated with an animal rescue organisation Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW), a distress call from a person who said that a deer had fallen in their neighbour’s house was received. Sharma claimed that the herbivore landed at the area near IIT-Bombay after being chased by a leopard.
The seven-member team of the Mumbai Range of the Forest Department and wildlife rescue team RAWW managed to rescue it amid hundreds of slum-dwellers. The deer was then taken to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park's Rescue Center in their wildlife ambulance for medical examination and rehabilitation.
The post also consisted of pictures and videos of the deer struggling to get a grip on the floor, before settling down, the broken roof and the rescue team carrying it to the ambulance as the locals watched while recording videos. The deer can also be seen being released.
#LockdownRescues Deer lands in a house after a great fall, Rescued! Hello! "I am calling from Powai, there is a Deer fallen inside my neighbours house we need help" was the distress call reported stating that a Deer had fallen down inside a house in a slum after breaking the rooftop. The large herbivore ended up in a tough spot suspected after a chase from its predator the leopard in a slum adjecent to IIT Powai. In another swiftest joint rescue operation the Deer was safely rescued from the house in between a mob of hundreds of slum dwellers by a 7 member team from Mumbai Range of the Forest Department and RAWW. It was immediately taken to SGNP Sanjay Gandhi National Park's Rescue Centere in our wildlife ambulance for its further medical examination and rehabilitation. Kudos to our team for the timely intervension and a quick rescue! #UrbanWildlifeRescue #MidnightRescue #Powai #Mumbai #SpottedDeer #MumbaiRangeForest #RapilRescueTeam #SGNP #RAWW #Rescue #Conserve #Coexist PS 🦌We did it 🤟 , Santosh dada , Jadhav dada , Joaquim Naik , Anil Bhalerao
As per reports, the deer came down very close to the place where the four members of the family were sleeping. However, no injury or damage to the other equipments at the house was reported. Range forest officer Santosh Kank was quoted as saying that the deer appeared shaken with the surroundings but remained still, thus allowing the rescue efforts without any hassle.