WATCH: Deer spotted on the run in Maltese street

A deer has been spotted running free along one of Malta’s busiest streets.

The animal was filmed trotting past cars on Burmarrad Road in St Paul’s Bay on Sunday night.

Motorists said it had escaped from a field next to BirdPark Malta.

The wildlife park near Salina Bay is home to hundreds of species of birds and animals including a number of deer, kangaroos, meerkats and even antelopes.

Driver Matthew Vella caught the deer on camera and posted the footage on Facebook.

Eyewitness Claire Mamo said: ‘Police officers and members of Animal Welfare arrived to try and catch him, but he escaped in the fields opposite Scotts Supermarket.’

The deer was later caught unharmed.