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Lee in Doncaster

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Muntjac Deer On MY Walk Today
« on: 14:24:49, 09/01/21 »
Only a couple of miles from my home on the edge of the town centre:


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jimbob

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Re: Muntjac Deer On MY Walk Today
« Reply #1 on: 14:33:42, 09/01/21 »
Last time I drove on the A1 regularly I was shocked at the number of Muntjac bodies along the roadside. Since it is mainly lorries that get them then I see no reason to believe the number of casualties has decreased since March.

A few years ago when walking the Viking Way I frequently saw loads of them in the fields.

They have truly thrived over the years since escaping into the wild.

I do wonder if they are having an effect on our native deer. We saw what happened to Red squirrels when they got infected with a harmless to the invasive Grey squirrel disease.

Thanks for the trip report and photos Lee.
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Lee in Doncaster

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Re: Muntjac Deer On MY Walk Today
« Reply #2 on: 14:48:27, 09/01/21 »
In the last few months I've seen red, roe, and now muntjac deer.
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Re: Muntjac Deer On MY Walk Today
« Reply #3 on: 17:30:37, 09/01/21 »
Nice pics Lee  O0   


It's always a thrill to see wildlife, particularly something a bit different.  Pity you couldn't get a pic of the deer but they are skittishly difficult to photograph - at least the baths stood still and posed for a pic  :D
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