A baby buck, one of several deer in a remote part of northern NSW, has died after being hit by a car while on a road trip, according to a report.
Key points:The baby deer was hit by another car near Glenbrook, in the Bunbury area of north-west NSWThe car’s driver was later charged with careless driving and driving while disqualifiedThe baby buck was taken to the Bunburra Hospital for treatment, and later died on SundayThe baby was hit while travelling on a remote road in the early hours of Saturday morning, according the NSW Police Rural Crime Team (RCT).
It was hit on a section of road between Glenbrook and Bunburras Lakes, in Bunburays North, and the driver was charged with leaving the scene of a collision.
Police said they were investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The incident happened around 6:30am (AEDT) in Bunbury, which is about 45km west of Wollongong.
The baby is one of four deer that live in the area.
It is believed that the driver of the car did not know where the road ended and drove in the wrong direction.
The mother deer was taken by the RCT to Bunburas Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on Sunday.
It was not immediately known if she was the baby’s mother.
The driver of another car in the same road was also charged with dangerous driving and dangerous driving while disqualifying.
He was not charged in connection with the incident, but has been released without charge.
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