Deer park villas in Senegalese capital Senegala, pictured here, have seen a rise in deer sightings
In the past two months, a number of villas belonging to Senegalas chief executive, Mr Alouni Mbonhe, have had deer sightings reported.
The villas are situated in the town of Alouette in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, and have been the subject of media attention in recent months.
A video of a deer roaming in the villas pool has gone viral, with the villa’s owner saying he had not noticed the deer, but had heard it on the street.
“It was only when we went out to eat dinner,” he told a local news station.
“We saw some deer that had wandered in and I noticed them in the pool.
They are very small, so they can’t have done that.
I don’t see them much.”
The owner said he had been given the option of removing the deer from the villager’s property, but that he decided not to.
Mr Mbonher said the deer had been caught on camera but was not the reason for the reports.
The deer were captured on a camera by a hunter and posted to Facebook.
“They were taken from the pool and placed in the house and I have asked the hunters to keep them there, but they are not there,” Mr Mbalhe said.
“There is no reason for me to remove them.”
‘Wanted in the US’ The news has prompted Senegalan authorities to offer a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the capture of the deer.
“The deer were in the neighbourhood and the owner has told us he had no idea who had caught them,” said Senegals regional director for security and police, Jean-Francois Lefebvre.
“We have contacted the US and the US embassy in Senegal and we are also sending a team to the region to find out what happened. “
He was only the second hunter to be caught.”
The Senegalian police has urged the public to report any suspicious activity to the nearest Senegali police station, which has a mobile number and a toll free number.”
In this instance, we have to ask the hunter to return to Senegal and be examined by an accredited veterinary surgeon.”
The Senegalian police has urged the public to report any suspicious activity to the nearest Senegali police station, which has a mobile number and a toll free number.