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.”