Stag Alert – Rope in Antlers

We’ve had a report on facebook from someone who has seen a young stag in Froggatt Woods with rope (polyprop or electric fencing type) wrapped around its antlers and under its chin (photo attached).

We’re asking anyone in the area to keep an eye out for it and send up further reports and photos so that we can ascertain if it is suffering. If it can survive until the spring when the antlers drop it may be ok, but if the rope under its chin is tight then we’ll take action. I’d appreciate it is anyone with contacts in the villages (Froggatt and Curbar especially) could spread the word and ask people to report to us so we can collate sightings.  

Louise Baddeley

Community Involvement Ranger

Eastern Moors Partnership

Barbrook Cottage

Baslow Road

Nr Owler bar


S17 3BQ

Mobile: 07598 559931

Office landline: 0114 289 1543