Two deer rescued in Pirojpur

Our Correspondent

28 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

PIROJPUR: Two ‘Chitra Maya’ deer were rescued from two separate villages in Mathbaria upazila of the district on Thursday after they were washed up from the Sundarbans.

One deer has been rescued from the Baleshwar river bank near village Ulubaria at Betmore union and another dear has been rescued from village Golbunia in Amragachia union of the Mathbaria upazila on Thursday morning. It is being assumed that the deer were washed up to the bank of river Baleshwar due to strong tides and tidal surges under the influence of Cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’.

Later, the rescued deer were handed over to forest guard Syed Habibur Rahman of Sharankhola Range’s Bogi Forest Station at about 10:00 am.

It was learnt that the fisherman Shahidul Islam of village Ulubaria in Betmore union near the Baleshwar river bank saw a deer inside the forest early in the morning. When he chased the animal, it ran away to a nearby field. Later, the locals rescued the deer from in front of Biswas Bari area. After a while, the locals also saw another deer on the embankment at village Golbunia in Amragachia union. Then the deer also rescued.

Mathbaria Upazila Forest Officer Md Fakhruddin said they took the deer into their custody.

Sharankhola Range’s assistant forestry official Joynal Abedin said the deer might have washed up from the east Sundarbans due to tidal surges under the influence of Cyclone Yaas. The rescued deer will be released at East Sundarbans.