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Red Deer

Observed: 29th August 2008 By: MJCuff
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Red Deer
Red Deer
Farmed Red Deer for comparison only
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Black markings

I've never seen a photo of red deer with black markings outlining the rump patch and down the neck/back centreline like this. Is it a subspecies found in this part of Scotland?

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
Twitter @Gill_Sinclair

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I don't know if it is a sub

I don't know if it is a sub species, but I've added a picture of farmed Red Deer from the Cairn Gorm National Park for comparison.

The comparison farmed herd is circa 60+ miles away as the crow flies.