The "joke" lasted one hour and 20 minutes, the A11 was closed for three hours in the section between Prato Ovest and Montecatini
The A11 motorway, which had been closed at 6 am between the Prato Ovest and Montecatini exits, to allow safe capture operations, was reopened shortly after 9 am, therefore with three hours in advance of the time initially announced, that is the 12. Shortly before the Pistoia motorway junction had also been reopened, also closed from 6 am for precautionary reasons. However, the discomforts suffered by the traffic are limited, far from intense even in the cold (around 6 degrees) and foggy morning.
The animals were captured with special nets that had already been assembled since Saturday. Each was blindfolded and then placed in special closed containers. However, all the operations took place in the presence of ASL personnel and veterinarians. Then, after the operations of affixing the identification stamps, two trucks from the Asl Toscana Centro and the Municipality of Pistoia transported the captured roe deer to the Acquerino, where they were released.