Just a word of warning: Wild animals can sometimes act … wild.
A group that monitors a number of parks in London, England, has been forced to issue a reminder to visitors that feeding wildlife is not only forbidden, but not a good idea. This happened after photos of a man who had a close meeting with a dollar in one of the parks appeared.
Royal Parks, a charity that visits the eight royal parks in London, posted a stern statement on its Twitter page outlining its recommendations against feeding the deer population in the park for both animal health and safety.
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The message was published in response to a series of photos showing a group of people approaching a male deer. A man appears to feed the deer, and in one of the photos it looks as if the deer are attacking the man with the horns, forcing him to jump out of the way.
“Once again, we condemn this type of behavior with the strongest possible conditions – when visiting local wildlife parks, please refrain from approaching less than 50 meters (164 feet),” Royal Parks wrote. “Besides, feeding the deer. it harms them, not benefits them. “
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The photos were originally uploaded by a Twitter user named Charlotte Wilden, who wrote: “My friend took these photos on a long magnification lens today. People fed the deer from their hands, then threw food at the deer when the deer decided they had had enough. It’s so awful to endanger children this way. “
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Last month, similar photos appeared from one of the Royal Parks, which shows a deer hitting a woman in the back. The victim explained to Fox News that the deer came after her provoked, despite initial reports that she had approached the animal for food. She claims that the accident left her with large bruises on her back.
Fox News’s Alexandra Deeber contributed to this report.