Mammals

The Tail End

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Frequently the view we get of deer is their tail ends.

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However, recently they have shown their face and been a little less skittish.

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It would seem we have a family with two fawns around the cottage and they are feeling very much at home and not too concerned that we are around.

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Mother is being vigilant and paying close attention, but they are not just bolting when they see us.

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I am assuming she is not the mother of the little fawn we saw earlier in the year, which was hiding amongst the reeds, because there are two young with this doe.

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And there is another doe around. This one has a marking on its left ear, so I know it is a different doe to the one with the twin fawns. Maybe this is the mother of the little one that was hiding in the reeds?

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We also saw a young buck. He was with a doe, which ran off, but he stood his ground and watched us as we headed home.

 

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