I was busy in the garden on Sunday and when my friend Judy phoned asking me if I would like to go Deer stalking. It was one of those rare sunny afternoons that we had in short supply this winter. I couldn’t say no as she was going to a place where there are wild Fallow deer. We have plenty of Roe deer round about us but not the Fallow.
It was an interesting walk and we soon saw some Deer I was convinced they were Fallow as the doe seemed bigger than the deer around home. When we got home I did some research and realised that most of the deer we saw were Roe and we saw plenty in different places. The bucks we saw were shedding the velvet on their antlers and looked very scruffy.
Just as we were heading back to the car I was just peeping round the corner of a field and there was no mistake this time, a very handsome Fallow buck with a few does and this is where I saw the difference, it’s all about the behind, the Fallows have a black line round their rear end, the Roe deer have just the white behind, unfortunately I didn’t get an image of the Fallow does, perhaps next time.
I couldn’t resist a photo of the sheep and lambs watching us through the hedge! We had a lovely afternoon and enjoyed seeing all the deer I look forward to doing it again sometime.