A rare sight in the UK but great fun to watch.
This pup seemed to be studying his reflection.
Right place right time!
It’s been quite wet the last few days and the woods are muddy to say the least. It was easy to spot deer tracks so I thought I’d follow them and see what I could find. I didn’t think for a minute I’d find a deer but why not just give it a go.
After ten minutes I was about to give up and head down to the river, as I thought I’d have more chance of spotting a kingfisher, when I spotted some movement off to my right . I moved behind a tree and froze as two roe deer were grazing fairly close by.
They’d spotted me as well and quickly bounced away. I headed off in the same direction hoping to get ahead of them but not really believing I’d see them again. I cut across the wood and then doubled back and too my surprise found them, except this time there were four of them.
I didn’t notice at the time but the female below looks to have had an injury at some point with what looks like a scar on her flank.
They didn’t seem at all bothered by me even though they had definitely seen me, until a dog started barking and they bounced away blending in and quickly disappearing.
This isn’t an animal you want to see in the UK. They were originally farmed for their fur and animal rights activist trying to do the right thing released them into the wild. Having no real natural predators they cause devastation to local wildlife killing absolutely anything. When spotted they need to be reported so they can be trapped and removed.
One has to also understand that it’s not their fault they’re here!
This fawn was enjoying a bit of a mud bath!