Fallow deer killed jumping a fence in The South Downs National Park
This really is a horrible sight. This is what happens when a deer traps a leg between the top two wires of a stock fence. It leads to the slow, painful and agonising death of the deer. It’s upsetting to see – especially when (like this) it happens twice in a week. But worst of all, it’s totally avoidable. Let me explain why.
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Oh deer, oh deer, oh deer…
There are lots and lots of deer in and around Bepton. You’ll see large herds of Fallow, small groups of Roe Deer and if you keep your eyes peeled – the occasional glimpse of Muntjac deer. There are plenty of Muntjac in and around Midhurst and the Severals, we often see them on winter evenings on the drive home. Fallow Deer are perfectly suited to life on The South Downs, with arable areas for nighttime grazing and woodland for cover during the day.
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Mysterious creatures that roam Midhurst at night
I had a wonderful view of a Muntjac Deer on the way home this evening. The little chap – no bigger than a hare – was standing by the side of Bepton Road a mile south of Midhurst, so I pulled up to take a good look.
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A perfect Tuesday evening for a walk on the Downs. Warm breeze, sunset, great views… and three friendly badgers who were just as curious about us as we were about them.
Muntjac deer, an import to the UK living in Midhurst
Mrs V and I were at the movies this evening watching Black Swan. Great film btw! On the way back we narrowly avoided a Muntjac deer on Bepton Road. The little chap ran out of Severals Wood at the Midhurst end, straight into a front garden on the other side of the road. Watch out for your roses!
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