LOCAL Ross residents spotted a small deer (most likely a Muntjac deer) on Wednesday, October 25th at 6pm - 6.30pm.

The children spotted a fluffy white tailed animal, which was in the stream by the bridge leading from the river ropewalk to the Homs Road Car Park. They spoke to a Community Support Officer and said they thought it was a deer.

The police went to take a look but could not find the deer. They said it “must have found its way back out.”

Since then a small deer has been sighted near The Rowing Club, as well as attempting to enter Ross Swimming Pool through the front doors, and on its way to Aldi Car Park on Friday, October 27th, in the evening.

The RSPCA have said: "If the deer is not injured then our advice would be to leave them be. However, if the deer is injured or appears to be trapped, etc then people can contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 to report the incident.”