Gallery - Artiodactyla
Ungulates with the axis of the hooves between the 3rd and 4th digits.
Here are some images of Antlers to help you tell the difference.
Here we some images to help with identification;o)
Here are some images to help with the finer points of Poo!:o)
Domesticated Fallow Deer at Powderham
Wild deer from Haldon forest
In Scotland, where most Red Deer live on open hill country, excessive numbers are causing serious damage to natural vegatation and preventing the regeneration of woodland. Red Deer are increasingly being domesticated and farmland for the production of meat.
In different parts of their range Roe Deer occupy a wide variety of habitats, from forested steppe through marshland, right up to high mountain terrain. Such adaptability has resulted in very large populations of Roe Deer in many areas, in spite of the fact they are regularly shot as game and not infrequent casualties of road traffic.unusual colour varieties including white and black are not uncommom.
Buff-brown with faint spots in summer and a grey head, in winter a darker brown. Short white tail, rump patch white with a dark edge. Originally broadleaved woodland in eastern Asia, introduced to many parks in Europe where escapes have given rise to large herds in several countries
Chinese Muntjac were first introduced into Britian in the early twentieth centry and by natural spread and additional introductions have colonised most of England and beyond.
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