Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Roe Deer




This roe deer stood watching us as we walked along the River Tees this morning, from Barnard Castle to Cotherstone. It's just beginning to grow its winter coat, which blended beautifully with the autumn colours in this beechwood.


A little further on we found a doe with is year's fawn, both looking in fine condition at the end of a long, mild autumn when there has been plenty of food available.



4 comments:

  1. Lovely! Are Roe deer as destructive as my North American Whitetail deer?

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  2. These are in wonderful condition.

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  3. Hi petoskystone, I'm afraid so - and there has been something of a population explosion of them over the last couple of decades. we also have the introduced muntjac deer which can damage the woodland ground flora.

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  4. Hi Adrian, Their coats look superb, don't they....

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