Published: 03/12/2014 09:06 - Updated: 03/12/2014 09:09

Dozen deer killed by trains in Inverness

Deer are being trapped by fencing.
Deer are being trapped by fencing.

DEER are being killed by trains after wandering onto the line between South Kessock in Inverness and the Carse Industrial Estate in the city, a councillor has said.

Donnie Kerr, member for Inverness Central, said double-fencing was trapping the animals and causing “carnage”.

He told members of the City of Inverness Area Committee yesterday: “I have seen about a dozen different dead Roe Deer. We need to try and cut down on this carnage because that’s all it is. For a line that does not have that many trains I was astounded at the number of deaths.

“There’s no way for them to escape. The double-fencing was put up by Network Rail two or three years ago purely to keep people away from the line but there seems to be a lot more deer hit by trains since it was installed.”

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