09 Jan '18, 11pm

Sambar deer dashes across Mandai Road in rare sighting

The rare sambar deer has resurfaced in Singapore, after a driver spotted the animal along Mandai Road. In a dashcam video sent to The Straits Times by reader Donn Soh, the animal makes a sudden dash across the road. The reader's father, Mr Nelson Soh, was on his way to the Mandai Columbarium on Monday to attend a funeral when the sighting occurred at around 12.20pm. "It suddenly dashed over and I braked, but it was so fast," said Mr Soh, 58, who works as a driver for ride-hailing app Grab. "It looked like some sort of deer, but it was quite big-sized," he said. "It's the first time in my life that I've seen such a huge deer in Singapore." The animal was identified by the Nature Society (Singapore)'s Vertebrate Study Group as a sambar deer, based on its size and fur colour. While barking deer are found in Singapore, outreach officer Kerry Pereira said they do not reach the ...

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