BAM-bi rescue at Dunsbury Park

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Deer webTwo fawns have been reunited with their mother after they were rescued by a construction worker at Portsmouth City Council's award winning business development Dunsbury Park.

Dan Timm, 37, from Portsmouth, is site supervisor for construction firm BAM who are building the major industrial and distribution park on land the council owns next to junction 3 of the A3(M), in Havant.

Dan freed the creatures after he was told by a subcontractor that they had been spotted inside perimeter fencing at Dunsbury, where international clothing brand Fat Face has its global headquarters and VW specialists Breeze Group are set to take up residence at the end of this year.

Dan came to the animals' rescue and later, when driving home, saw them with their mother grazing on the 45-acre site where the council is also building a 38,000 sq ft spec-build warehouse unit.

Dan said “It was good to see the reunion had been a success. I had found them lying down, clearly they had been trying to get back to mum, but were absolutely exhausted. I’m originally from Zimbabwe. I’ve handled a lot of wildlife and I actually attended agricultural school before moving into construction, so I picked them up gently and found a suitable location to place them back where they were safe."

Cllr Ben Dowling, cabinet member for planning, regeneration and economic development, said: "Dunsbury is a parkland site and is rich with wildlife, which is part of its appeal. The site is home to deer, pheasants, dormice, foxes, ducks and bats and we want to make sure that we are good neighbours to them so the construction team has regular patrols and once in a while they have to help a few out."

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