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2x dead deer carcasses (reported via phone)

Reported via mobile in the Off the carriageway (NH) category anonymously at 17:53, Wednesday 22 May 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 6008233.

There are 2x rotting deer carcasses, the first one being reported on 14 May, and reported by Highways Agency earlier today as being removed (it is still 100m south of the northbound A1 exit slip into stannington village but has been moved off the pavement and thrown further into the overgrown verge). See attached images and earlier reference below.

A 2nd carcass lies 50m north of the existing one, so around 50m nearer to the northbound exit slip, and adjacent to the black and white ‘chevron’ road sign, again, lying dumped in the overgrown verge.

Earlier report “Reported via mobile in the Off the carriageway (NH) category anonymously at 22:09, Tuesday 14 May 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5974508.”

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways about the animals on our network.

    Safety is our highest priority and any animals on the carriage way that pose a risk to vehicles and their occupants will be removed as quickly and safely as possible.

    Household pets, such as a dogs and cats, will be retrieved, and we endeavour to reunite pets with their owners if they can be identified through microchips or other identification.

    Wild animals, lying off the carriageway, on verges or the central reservation, are normally left to naturally decay. However, they will be removed if they are considered a hazard, a danger to public health or there is a statutory obligation for testing or removal.

    Our local inspector team will make these assessments during their regular safety inspections.

    Kind regards National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 11:49, Thursday 23 May 2024

  • Rotting carcasses are foul smelling and posing a health hazard to those using the footpath to walk their dogs and to other local wildlife.

    Highways Agency firstly confirmed the initial reported rotting carcass was removed when in fact their practice appears to be to lift it from the footpath and sling it in the undergrowth - why wasn’t this policy explained before the HA claimed they had removed the first carcass

    Posted anonymously at 15:27, Thursday 23 May 2024

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