Kids playing a football match got a shock when a fully-antlered stag hopped over a fence onto the pitch to join in the fun.
Amateur photographer Giedrius Stakauskas, 45, captured the moment the red deer jumped into the middle of the football game at Bushy Park Sports Club in Teddington, south-west London.
Both shocked teams were forced to pause the game for around ten minutes as the fearless stag stalked around the pitch.
The game, on October 9, resumed after their unexpected sub player wandered off into the trees.
Giedrius, who lives in Orpington, Bromley, said: “I could see this stag walking around before he jumped onto the pitch. I heard the children starting to scream and some ran away.
“Many of the children playing and the people watching were amazed – stunned to see such an unusual sight.
“The deer was on the pitch for around ten minutes although I can’t tell for sure because I was too busy taking pictures!”