Whilst travelling on the Hedon to Hull bus one morning in 2004 about 8am, a pair of deer leaped over a fence at Saltend (Hull Docks) and bounded across the main road (A1033) in front of the vehicle. The bus driver jammed on his brakes and traffic behind slowed to a standstill.
The animals, which I suspect were roe deer, seem unperterbed by the traffic as one chased the other to the far side of the road, then back again. They leaped back over the fence and back into the undergrowth.
The bus was fairly full and it caused a buzz of conversation. However, when I told Mrs Duff later that day she assumed I’d fallen asleep and imagined the whole thing! Grrr!
So…does any reader have any further information about wildlife at Hull Docks? Is there still a colony of deer thriving at Saltend? I’d love to know – please leave a comment.