Muntjac

Muntjac
Muntjac

 

A large feral population of muntjac exists in southern England and Wales, having escaped from Woburn Abbey in the 1920s.

Originating from the tropics, the deer have no particular mating season.  The males have short antlers and downward pointing “tusk” teeth.

We hear them barking in the wood, and have caught pictures on cameras with PIR-sensors.  We hope there aren’t too many as high densities of muntjac may inhibit coppice re-growth.

http://www.bds.org.uk/index.php/advice-education/species/muntjac-deer

 

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