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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 19th May, 2012)

Muntjac Deer


Muntjac Deer
Taken on the outskirts of Haigh Hall.

Photo: John Burns  (Sony Alpha A55 SLT, Sigma 70-300mm)
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Comment by: Mick on 19th May 2012 at 00:05

Well caught John.

How can you tell the difference between a Muntjac and a Roe deer.

Comment by: Ken R on 19th May 2012 at 00:38

Lovely photo. I never saw a wild deer at or near Haigh Hall, it must be a thrill to catch a shot like this.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th May 2012 at 02:44

" Down in the forest something stirred ....."
Are there many of them John?
Muntjac were introduced from China to Woburn Park, Bedfordshire in the early 20th century and can breed at 8 months old and all year round.

Comment by: burtspieeater on 19th May 2012 at 08:17

Great picture but I think you'll find it is a Roe Deer

Comment by: Gareth on 19th May 2012 at 09:01

Some fool might go and take the wrong type of shot !

Comment by: Maggie on 19th May 2012 at 10:20

Oh Deer!

Comment by: sph5u on 19th May 2012 at 10:37

I never knew that there were deer in Haigh Hall. Well spotted John.

Comment by: Mick on 19th May 2012 at 11:12

I was thinking it was a Roe Deer as well burtspieeater

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 19th May 2012 at 11:59

Muntjacs are peculier in that they have tusks.I remember them from my zoo keeper days.Good Shot.

Comment by: Thomas (Tom)Walsh on 19th May 2012 at 14:25

A fantastic photograph ,I walk through the estate almost everyday.I've only been fortunate to see a deer on one occasion,very early one morning on Higher Lane itself.

Comment by: David Barker on 19th May 2012 at 14:38

Well done John,very difficult to see then now with the trees in leaf.

Comment by: john on 19th May 2012 at 16:39

David would you believ i was stopped talikng to a guy with his dog ,as he walked off three of these little chaps walked out to the side of me quite undisturbed .
early morning walk around haigh hall as it comes light and youl see them .look on golf course ive been told that there is a big stag about .over the years ive seen a two stags realy big ones always early mornings aroun 5 -6 am first one i saw was at the owls at standish , then i saw another at worthington .ive been told that thay use the old rail way lines to move around .it pays to always carrie a camera .

Comment by: bill7 on 19th May 2012 at 17:38

Tom Walsh which old "dear" was it,Sandra,audry ,margaret or yvonne,they,ll have to get better locks on the hostel

Comment by: Mick on 19th May 2012 at 18:07

These Deer are ten a penny round Shevy.

We get them in the field next to the M6

http://youtu.be/FWC-AHoGUlQ

Comment by: Roy on 19th May 2012 at 19:18

Yes Mick, i,ve seen them in the Mill Dam and Elnup Wood areas.

Comment by: philra on 19th May 2012 at 19:39

great shot, well done!

Comment by: bill7 on 20th May 2012 at 02:41

Tom Walsh which old "dear" was it,Sandra,audry ,margaret or yvonne,they,ll have to get better locks on the hostel

Comment by: ste on 28th May 2017 at 10:35

Just seen two run round the water dam thing near bottom of Coppull Lane.Beautiful sight.

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