Roe deer

Roe deer fawn
Roe deer fawn

There are six types of deer that live in the wild in the UK. They are (in decreasing size) red, fallow, sika, roe, Chinese water deer and muntjac.  Only fallow, roe and muntjac are likely to be found in the Avon valley.

We have seen several roe deer in Warleigh Woods; they usually bolt when they see us but fawns avoid notice by lying still in the undergrowth.  Daniel, the woodlands agent, took this picture of a fawn in the adjacent woodland.

Deer numbers are rising due to increasing woodland cover and milder winters.


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