Closed section A11, 16 caprioli caught – Primopiano


The balance of 'reclamation' of wild animals, in particular ungulates, was captured by 16 roe deer, which this morning led to the closure of a stretch of about 25 km on the A11 Firenze-Pisa Nord motorway between Prato Ovest and Montecatini Terme (Pistoia). The animals have been captured in the area next to the Pistoia toll booth and will be released on the Pistoia hills. The operation lasted about an hour and 20 minutes, the A11 motorway remained closed from 6am until just after 9am, well ahead of schedule because the reopening of the motorway section was initially set for 12pm. The animals they were captured with nets, then they were blindfolded and then placed in special closed containers. All the operations took place in the presence of ASL personnel and veterinarians. Identified stamps were affixed to captured roe deer, then they were loaded onto two trucks of the Asl Toscana Centro and of the Municipality of Pistoia which transported them to the protected area of ​​Acquerino, in the Pistoia area, to be freed.

Operations were attended by the provincial police of Pistoia, staff of the Tuscany Region and the veterinarians of the ASL Toscana Centro, the staff of the ATC and of the Dream company, specialized in sustainable wildlife management, together with the police. "Everything went very well – the Tuscan councilor for agriculture Marco Remaschi comments in a note – and this means that it is possible to manage a problem, such as the presence of ungulates in our campagne, which presents itself with increasing frequency. I am convinced that there is no single solution for dealing with it, but that it is necessary to use more tools in an integrated way, to improve the situation both in terms of damage and safety ". For Remaschi, "today everyone has worked very carefully, achieving a double result. To avoid the possibility of serious accidents on high traffic roads such as the Firenze Mare and the roads around the hospital of Pistoia and to respect the animals that were returned to the their natural habitat ". The Region has already conducted prevention operations of this type in other contexts, such as, for example, last May, the capture of roe deer inside the Mugello Circuit.

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