Beheaded deer sparks police callout

A decapitated deer caught recently by a hunter sparked a police callout in Tauranga this morning. Photo: Andrew Campbell.

A decapitated deer recently caught by a local hunter sparked a police callout to a Tauranga property this morning.

Police were dispatched to a Bellevue address after they received reports of the decapitated animal by a concerned member of the public shortly before 9.30am.

But upon arrival police discovered the headless deer was part of a local hunter's recent catch and deemed the situation was not suspicious, says a police spokesperson.



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Salisbury Wharf at the Mount, c. 1950. Locals queuing up ready to board the ferry to Tauranga. Photo: Craig McFarlane.

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