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Last Updated: Thursday October 07 2004 19:37 GMT

Deer survives 25-mile ride in car

One lucky deer survived a 25-mile ride in the bumper of a car after it was hit by a driver travelling to work.

The driver didn't even notice the muntiac deer, he thought he'd just hit a stone and carried on going.

It was only when he got to work in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, his colleague spotted the little deer stuck in the car bumper.

Vets checked over the deer but only found cuts and bruises so she's now been released back into the wild.

Fire and RSPCA officers were called to the car park to free the deer before it was taken to the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in Potters Bar.

A spokesperson for the RVC, said: "She did not need emergency care, she was very, very lucky, I don't know how she managed to survive.

"One horn was bleeding as a result of a graze and she had superficial cuts and bruises, that's all."

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