On the fence

Walking through Clissold Park this morning, pushing the pram, I noticed one of the deer had its antlers caught in the wire fence. The more it struggled to break free the more it got tangled up. I got a passing cyclist to give me a leg-up then scaled the 10 foot high fence and prepared to drop down the other side. Suddenly the deer freed itself and I was left hanging, no longer an animal welfare have-a-go-hero but all of a sudden a trespasser likely to incur a Hackney Council fine. I managed to flip myself back over and luckily my fall was broken by the cyclist who was still anxiously watching my progress. He picked himself up, gave me a weak smile (obviously thinking “inept tosser”) and pedalled off. I collected the pram and my son and strode off to the north.