London’s Royal Parks have warned people not to get too close to the deer after a man was pictured being charged.
He was captured with a long lens camera as the animal lunged towards him.
Other photos show young children very close to the wild animals, which can be dangerous.
Charlotte Wilden posted the images on Twitter yesterday, saying: ‘My friend took these pics on a long zoom lens today.
‘People feeding the deer from their hands, then throwing food at the deer when the deer decided they’d had enough.
‘So horrible to endanger the children in this way.’
The Royal Parks said: ‘Once again, we condemn this sort of behaviour in the strongest possible terms – when visiting the Parks with native wildlife, please refrain from approaching closer than 50 metres.
‘In addition, feeding the deer does them harm, not good.’
Responding on Twitter, one user said: ‘I’ve seen this soo often! They literally surround them and get closer and closer! I tell them but they take no notice. Where are the park patrol police I’d like to know! They could cycle around and prevent this surely.’
But another replied: ‘It’s free to visit Richmond park, why should they have to employ people to tell people not to be morons. I mean, I guess it’s necessary but it shouldn’t be other people’s responsibility.’
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