Monday, 23 September 2013

Deer

Whilst checking some footage on the camera trap i found something interesting recently. We know that Fallow deer and Muntjac deer are present in the woods but we weren't sure if there were any other species about.
The footage below shows a male or buck Roe deer in the woods at Presthope. It is possible to identify it by the distinctive shape of its white rump (males being kidney shaped whilst females are heart shaped) and the antlers are different to the palmate antlers of the Fallow bucks.

 
Roe deer are common further South but not so in Shropshire, they are one of only two species of truly native deer in the uk, the other being Red deer.

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