This time, thanks to the restrictions due to the coronavirus emergency, the deer conquer even in a suburban neighbourhood of London! The quiet streets of Harold Hill have been literally overrun with these beautiful animals.
Just a few days ago, in Llandudno, North Wales, the majestic wild goats had given a few hours of live entertainment to the Scots who enjoyed seeing the animals at ease among the streets and gardens. Now we are in the English capital, usually chaotic, multicultural and busy. The residents of Harold Hill, a large suburban neighbourhood in north-east London, found very special neighbours, that is, deer with imposing horns that comfortably settled between the gardens and the street.
While the goats in Llandudno are getting all the publicity, how about a shout out for these deer who have colonised the empty streets of Harold Hill in east London? pic.twitter.com/sOZs4Tqf25— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) April 1, 2020
Since the emergency began, episodes like this have become more frequent: animals, thanks to the silence and the total or partial absence of cars, have regained their spaces. But the surprising thing here is the deer haven't been seen in this particular area for years. They usually live in wooded areas pushing themselves into mountainous and inaccessible areas to escape man's demographic and hunting pressure. According to some residents who posted social photos, these deer may actually have come from Dagnam Park. Anyway, the British were literally speechless. An incursion that was greeted with sympathy.
Deer chilling on the green on a Harold hill estate pic.twitter.com/TzJi3AJzKx— London & UK Crime.. (@CrimeLdn) April 2, 2020
I'm anticipating Epping Forest deer gamboling along Leabridge Road in a few days, but only if the last few speeding drivers are forced to self isolate.— Jaime B Fleet (@jaimebishop) April 1, 2020
Wildlife is loving the lockdown . . . Deer wandering happily through the normally hectic Harold Hill on the Essex/London border! pic.twitter.com/0NW1oyMIwb— Rob Hadgraft (@RobHadgraft) April 3, 2020
🐐When Humans Are Sheltered in Place, Wild Animals Will Play https://t.co/QaoZDp44K1— Peri Gilpin (@GilpinPeri) April 2, 2020
We had also talked about the dolphins, the couple of mallards that nested in Venice and many other animals that returned to breathe when the human being took a step back.