Hyderabad: A deer that strayed from the forest to Nallagandla lake, Serilingampally, in search of water got stuck in a sink pit situated near the lake.
The Lake Protection Force of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) rescued the deer from drowning on Friday.
Mr Viswajit Kampati, director of the GHMC’s enforcement, vigilance and disaster management wing, said “The patrolling team deployed at Nallagandla lake found a deer stuck in a sink pit near the lake. They rescued the deer and handed it over to the forest department for treatment and care.”
Officials believe the deer could have strayed from the University of Hyderabad campus at Gachibowli.
The Lake Protection Force has been deployed at 17 lakes in Hyderabad and comprises 120 people, all of whom have primarily been designated the task of patrolling and preventing vandalism and garbage dumping in and around the water bodies across the city.
“We are hoping to expand the capacity of the Lake Protection Force in the future,” Mr Kampati added....